Don't trap just at harvest time - trap BEFORE & AFTER HARVEST -
this will stop fruit fly numbers building up at harvest or by next
Control strategies for homeowners need to be applied early and
continuously after fruit set. Flies become active in mid-August as the
weather warms up but will mate when the temperature reaches 15°C
– at Sunset and then start laying eggs. Once the eggs have been
laid in the fruit it is too late to start control. Prevention is the best
option. By starting to monitor and control fruit fly 6-8 weeks before
harvest (while fruit is hard and green) fly numbers can be
dramatically reduced when the fruit is ripe.
Remember, almost every type of fruit and fruiting vegetable is a
potential host for fruit fly.
QFF is controllable - but each season there are things to do in your
back yard and it is best to use a number of control options to
minimise the damage.
If you can, get your neighbours on board as Fruit Fly have no
If you have a Fruit Fly problem the Biotrap Trap – Trap and Stick
system will help you determine how bad the problem is. You may
also need to net the Fruit Trees if the problem is extreme.
Contact Simon at Simply Timber for more information - 5743 0000
Source - www.biotrap.com.au