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A fact sheet on the organic control of fruit fly is included with your first fruit fly control order.
Fruit Fly - Public Enemy No.1
Fruit fly products, other than the highly undesirable blanket spraying of a systemic chemical, generally are effective for either male or female flies, not both. The exception to this is the newly released Cera Trap and Eco Naturalure, which are effective for both. Products that prevent female fruitflies from laying eggs are fundamental for achieving your aim of a luscious, ripe, home grown crop. Female flies are attracted to baits based on 'food attractants', as female flies need protein in order to begin egg laying. Bait products are most suitable for diverse gardens with a wide range of susceptible fruits or large orchards. The easiest 'set and forget' method is to install exclusion products early in the season.

The products that attract male flies are based on pheromones or 'sex attractants'. These include Qld Fruit Fly Trap and Wild May Fruit Fly Attractant. All are useful as monitoring tools, an effective 'early warning system' to help you recognize the start of the fruit fly season. Many gardeners will be familiar with the disappointment of only noticing fruit fly when it is too late and the fruit is stung and full of maggots. Traps for monitoring should be in place by late winter, in a position where they will be easily noticed. Many people find that by trapping large numbers of male flies, the local population of breeding fruit flies is reduced and that this helps reduce damage.

See also the Exclusion Products: PestGuard Bags, Fruit Protection Bags, Mesh Sleeve and covers: Frost Guard Cloth, Fruit Saver Net, Grow Tunnel Kit and Vege Net as they are excellent for protecting crops from fruit fly!

The exclusion product Apple Pouches are listed with other Codling Moth products

I have found that the Cera fruit fly trap system to be the only one I have ever seen work and be effective.
Gary of Dianella WA
Cera Trap
For the attraction and mass trapping of Queensland (Qld) and Mediterranean (Med) male and female fruit fly in tree crops. Not recommended for tomatoes, use exclusion products instead.
This well-designed and proven product (throughout Australia, Spain, Israel and Mexico) is the best trapping system we've seen for these destructive pests in WA, VIC, QLD and NSW. 'Set and forget', convenient and safe. Ready to use - just open the jar, attach the lid and hang adjacent to your susceptible crop. It will work as long as the syrupy bait is in the trap, roughly 3-4 months. This is a mass trapping system, i.e. its effectiveness depends on having multiple traps around and throughout your crops.
The use of Cera traps alone may not adequately control fruit fly and additional control methods may be required. When fruit fly intensity is high e.g. the previous year's crop was heavily stung, the orchard is within 5 km of rainforest or it is a particularly highly susceptible crop (tomato, stone fruit, large mango, rows of vegetables) an additional product will need to be used. At the beginning of the fruit fly season a cover spray with a product containing pyrethrum or spinosad or a bait spray such as Naturalure will help to reduce fruit fly to more manageable numbers.
The female flies need a protein feed before they lay eggs in fruit, so it's important to place the protein-based Cera Traps near to where the females rest. They'll rest in mature fruit trees with lots of foliage but if trees are very young, deciduous or plants are relatively small the flies will be 'overnighting' elsewhere in the garden. So, you need a number of traps to catch them on their way to the fruit. Cera Traps contain no insecticide: the flies can't escape from the jar and drown in the liquid.

Material Safety Data Sheet

When to use: at least 60 days prior to fruit ripening, when fruit is small and still developing. Even earlier use should have better results by catching the juvenile male fly.
Where to hang: northern side of the plant; within the foliage or crop; 1.5 metres above the ground.
Quantity required: in a backyard situation, where trees are 5 metres or more apart, it is highly recommended you place 2 traps per tree, minimum.
Life of traps: unopened traps can be stored in a cool place for a long time. The ingredients are activated only when the trap is opened and exposed to oxygen. Traps can be moved to other ripening crops after harvesting and are viable while there is still liquid in the trap (average 3 - 4 months). The waxy-looking solids in the trap are normal and do not stop it working.
Advantage over other baits: you do not need to spray every 7 days; Cera traps catch the male (non-fruit damaging) and female; no poisons in your harvest nor handling of pesticide infused products; commercially successful around the world, where homemade baits are hit and miss.

PF132minimum 3 per order
PF134minimum 6 per order

The 5 litre Cera Trap bulk liquid can be used to re-fill the 600 ml container.
PF131 Also available as part of a Cera Trap Kit
Cera Trap Empty Jars
This is an empty container, 600 ml plastic jar. Just fill with Cera bait and hang. Attractant not included.

PF140minimum 10 per order

Also available as part of a Cera Trap Kit

Cera Trap Kit Save $11.00
PF141Save $11.00

A non-toxic, sticky, yellow, cylindrical trap that attracts and kills Citrus Gall Wasp (found Australia-wide) and Med Fruit Fly (present in WA only). The trap is weatherproof and waterproof. The attractant within the trap is food based and attracts the male and female Med Fly for 3-4 months. The cylindrical shape and the yellow colour attract the Citrus Gall Wasp. An excellent early detection and monitoring tool. Use 2 traps for a tree up to 2 metres high and 4 traps for trees over 2 metres in height. CAUTION The glue on this trap is very strong and we do not recommend its use where a high density of small birds are present.
(Suitable for WA Mediterranean Fruit Fly only)
PG103minimum 4 per order
PG118minimum 10 per order
PG122minimum 36 per order
Naturalure Fruit Fly Bait BFA Organic
Eco-Naturalure is a fruit fly bait, not a cover spray so you don't spray the whole fruit tree with it. Instead, create 'feeding stations' for fruit fly throughout your garden or orchard.
Eco-Naturalure contains a protein and sugar based bait, highly attractive to both male and female fruit flies, containing the biologically produced insecticide spinosad. It is designed not to evaporate quickly and is attractive to the fruit fly for up to a week. So instead of spraying the whole tree or using bottle style traps you spray a small amount in a small area as a 'bait station'. You mix the bait with water (7 ml Eco-Naturalure to 43 ml of water) and then spray either a small area on the trunk of the trees, or a small area of the garden fence (if the fence is timber and porous it can soak up the spray too quickly); or onto 2 boards (such as recycled coreflute, formica, painted timber) 1 mē each placed at each end of a small garden. A bit of shade keeps the bait from drying out too quickly. Up to 71 applications are possible from 1 litre of product. Each application remains effective for 7 days; re-apply after rain. Regular applications throughout the fruit ripening season are essential for control. This product is suitable for diverse gardens with a wide range of susceptible fruits or large orchards or market gardeners.

Material Safety Data Sheet

More information on Eco Naturalure...

Fruit Fly Kit
Used for over 20 years by Queensland commercial orchardists, this re-usable trap and replaceable wick system is a simple 'set and forget' strategy.
(Not suitable for WA Mediterranean Fruit Fly)
Material Safety Data Sheet

1 Qld Fruit Fly Trap and Wick
1 extra Qld Fruit Fly Wick (no Charge)
10 PestGuard Bags

PF136Save $15.95
Qld Fruit Fly Trap
New and Improved Trap Design
Fruit Fly Traps are used to monitor Queensland fruit fly; the plastic container includes a wick impregnated with a sex attractant combined with an insecticide (malathion) that kills on contact. Male flies are attracted from up to 500 metres away for up to 6 months.
(Not suitable for WA Mediterranean Fruit Fly)
Material Safety Data Sheet

PF102 Also available as part of a Fruit Fly Kit
PF103minimum 3 per order

Replacement Wicks for Fruit Fly Traps
PF104 Also available as part of a Fruit Fly Kit
PF105minimum 5 per order
The exclusion bags together with the Wild May fruit fly attractant were just fantastic last year. We picked unblemished apples of several varieties and quinces. About 90% of the bags are reusable...
Pam from Galston NSW
Wild May Fruit Fly Attractant BFA Organic
A pesticide-free lure for attracting and killing the male Queensland fruit fly. This product, derived from native essential oils, has been used with great success in South East Queensland to reduce the impact of fruit fly. Twenty millimetres of this liquid is used undiluted as a 'wet trap' to attract the male flies and they either drown or dehydrate. Traps must be recharged as soon as the liquid evaporates. 4 traps to a hectare is advisable.
(Not suitable for WA Mediterranean Fruit Fly)

PF113minimum 4 per order
Attractant not included, it needs to be purchased separately

Our area seems to be infested with fruit flies from late September and up to last year it had been impossible to grow unaffected large-fruiting tomatoes, even when I sowed them in July! We put the Exclusion Bags over every raceme of fruit, tying them off with the covered wires around the stem. Being enclosed like that also seemed to cause them to ripen more quickly. How pleased we were to eat unmarred Peach, Pineapple, Red Colossus and Pink Queen tomatoes for the first time from our own bushes. The bags proved waterproof and reusable several times over.
Jude Fanton, Director, The Seed Savers' Foundation
See also:
Information on organic fruit fly control...

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