This is the eleventh of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
Fruit flies are smaller than most flies. They are usually about 1/8 of an inch in length. They can be brownish or brownish-yellow and have red eyes. While fruit flies do not bite, they can be a nuisance and have been known to bother homeowners. Another common name for the fruit fly is vinegar fly.
Fruit flies usually congregate around rotting fruits and vegetables. They also like soda, fruit juices, or anything that leaves a sweet and sticky residue. They are known to infest dumpsters or trash cans in homes and restaurants. You might also find fruit flies in recycling bins, behind refrigerators or freezers, in sinks and drains or near food storage areas.
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