information on how to kill and get rid of fruit flies. in the area of decaying or rotting organic matter, especially fruits and vegetables - hence the name fruit fly. It is extremely difficult to rid a home of the common fruit fly. Fruit flies are attracted to sugary, organic materials. As their name suggests, they are commonly found. As we make our way through all of the tomatoes and peaches in our kitchen, we're noticing fruit flies hovering around the garbage can full of pits and skins. Those red eyes are a trademark of the fruit fly -- yuck. Fruit flies can come into your house already on the fruit or fly in.