The fruit fly derives its name from the use of rotting fruit or vegetables to nest in. They are very small and move rather slowly.
Color – Light brown or tan
Length – 1/8”
Diet – Fruit flies love to feast on rotting fruit or vegetables. Eliminating these items can go a long way to alleviating fruit flies.
Habitat – Wherever rotting fruit or vegetables can be found, they are likely to appear. Whether homes or restaurants, they will find these rotten foods.
Impact – Since they are attracted to an unsanitary environment, especially to garbage that is open where fruit and vegetables are rotting they pose a health risk.
The housefly is one of those household pests that typically will fly around inside the home. The housefly has incredible sensitivity to sugar, much more than the human tongue and can taste with its feet.
Color – Dark Grey
Length – 1/4" with a winged oval shaped body.
Diet – Houseflies have a strictly liquid diet, since they have mouths are sponge-like. They eat by absorbing the liquids as their tongues are shaped like a straw. They do have the capability to turn some solid foods into liquid form by vomiting on it. The housefly is also very attracted to the fecal matter of pets and animals.
Habitat – They will often be found in areas that are composted, but also near or around garbage and any area where other animals can be found.
Impact – Since they can carry germs that promote diseases, it is a good idea to minimize the amount of flies allowed to enter the home.