You’ve probably come across these moths in your pantry at some point. They can infest grains, fruit, vegetables, dry pet food, nuts, and powdered milk. They lay eggs on these items and live for about six weeks. They typically enter homes on already-infested foods.
Late summer and early fall are when fruit flies become most active—when fruits and veggies reach full maturity. They’re attracted to tomatoes, squash, melons, and unrefrigerated or rotting produce, like bananas, onions, and potatoes. Female fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs on available fruit.