Drain flies and fruit flies are, no doubt, really, really annoying pests. Like any fly in general, both drain and fruit flies are commonly found in areas that we inhabit, making them quite the nuisance. However, how would you tell which fly is bothering you? Yes, their names imply that drain flies will be found in drains and fruit flies will be found near fruit, but both species can wander off and bother you in your room or outdoors.
Drain flies, when viewed from above, are triangular in shape and also appear fuzzy and hairy. Fruit flies, on the other hand, usually look yellow and have red eyes (but not always!). Fruit flies also resemble typical flies in the sense that they have narrow bodies and wings. Both flies can actually be found in drains; fruit flies are more typically found in kitchen drains though.
Remember, the best way to prevent these pests from reproducing and settling down in your home is to be clean! Throw away any spoiled food and clean out your drains regularly! Also clean any moist areas such as under your washer so that flies cannot settle there!
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