Fruit flies live for 8-10 days. In that time, females lay around 500 eggs, using rotting fruit or vegetables as their nest. As awful as that sounds, once you pick your garden's fruits they begin to rot.
1/8" in length
tan in color
Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables. They are generally found when the fruits and vegetables are picked from the plant which they normally grow. Fruit flies are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are especially attracted to garbage that has just been sitting around. Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions like garbage dumps and trashcans. When they are around, humans can become very sick.