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Fruit flies get their name because they feed on and are found on fruit.  They are small, beige flies or gnats typically just 1/8 of an inch in size.  They are most often found in the kitchen near your ripened or even rotting fruits and vegetable.  However, they can also breed in drains, empty containers and garbage.  Fruit flies can reproduce very quickly with the ability to lay about 500 eggs!  Besides being a nuisance around the home they are also capable of contaminating your food and making you ill.