Fruit Fly

Fruit flies are part of the Drosophila family. The flies that are a nuisance indoors tend to be relatively harmless , gathering on fruit bowls or exposed fruit indoors. They can be caught on simple Fruit fly traps incorporating sticky paper.

A more serious pest is the Drosophila suzuki [ Spotted wing fruit fly ]. This attacks soft fruit outdoors and lays its eggs in ripened or un-ripened fruit. The eggs develop into white larvae that damage the fruit. They can cause serious damage to strawberries, raspberries and currants. Fine netting can help protect plants and crops along with Drososan fruit fly traps filled with a specific liquid attractant, which catches the adults.