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Identification:  The adult fruit fly is about 1/8" long and brownish in color.  The most distinguishing factor is there bright red eyes.

Habits:  The adult female fruit fly will lay her eggs (about 500) near the surface of fermenting fruits or decaying organic materials.  Once the eggs hatch the larva will feed on these materials.  The life cycle of a fruit fly can be as little as eight days.

Control:  The key to small fruit fly control is sanitation.  Elimination of larval food and development sites is mandatory.  Adults are easily killed by an appropriately labeled aerosol.  Monroe Pest Control Co., Inc.  can eliminate an infestation and we warranty our work.

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