Fruit Flies (Drosophila Melanogaster)
Fruit flies are also known as vinegar flies which are approximately 2-3mm long. The fruit fly is a yellow-brown colour with red eyes and tends to hover. Commonly found in breweries, fermenting residues in pubs and fruit orchards or in fruit. They lay their eggs near the surface of organic materials, fermented food, empty bottles and sometimes drains. The eggs are around 0.5mm long and hatch after 12 hours. The best way to get rid of fruit flies is with fruit fly traps, these can be made at home or brought as part of a treatment programme from Eraserpest.