Carambola, also known as star fruit, are tropical fruits. The fruit Star fruit tastes best ripe (yellow with a little green). Major pests are fruit flies, ants, and birds. Fruit fly may refer to several organisms: Tephritidae, a family of large, colorfully marked flies. Bactrocera oleae or olive fruit fly, native to the Eastern Hemisphere Missing: star taste. Luckily, there several easy ways to rid your home of fruit flies and keep wikiHow to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Any flavor of fruit juice or soda. Make sure to use.