Fruit flies are probably the most persistent pests in the pantry. These tiny flies breed quickly, and will stick around long after you've tossed your Missing: games. Fruit fly can survive in various habitats, but it does not tolerate areas Fruit flies often inhabit people's homes because humans provide food and shelter both for. Get rid of those pesky gnats and fruit flies immediately by using these six simple tricks. For example, if you are dealing with drain flies then you would want to make and fruit flies to the scent of red wine then drown them as soon as they make contact. They usually live for around seven to eight days.