Flying insect

Asked March 25, 2018, 5:15 PM EDT

This appears to be something new in our home. Mostly found in kitchen area. I have tried to ID. Appears to be some type of fruit fly but hide mostly in kitchen cabinets oh on the ceiling. Can you please tell me what it is, where it primarily is coming from in our house and how to rid it from the house.

Kanabec County Minnesota insect kitchen

1 Response

It is hard to tell without a lot more detail, however, it seems to be a seed moth. The cure would be to remove or tightly seal all seed sources. Check the attached link for more information.
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/insects-by-category/