I think you mean nuisance. Science has nothing to do with it.
If you can be bothered, your prize plums can be protected from that vermin on wings. If I didn't protect my figs, we wouldn't get a look in for all the critters that would devour them in no time at all. Fruit sugar is a prime target for the pest world. I now have countermeasures for every pest that takes an unwelcome interest in my figs.