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Fruit flies are a devastating horticultural pest that attacks a wide range of fruit and vegetables. These pests not only impact your home-grown produce but threaten Australian farmers’ livelihoods.

Two of the most destructive horticultural pests are the Queensland fruit fly, also known as Qfly, and the Mediterranean fruit fly, also known as Medfly, which attacks a large variety of fruit and vegetables, making them inedible and unmarketable.

While many horticultural farmers use various control measures to manage fruit fly, many off-farm sources make for excellent fruit fly hosts, with home gardens, unmanaged orchards, and public amenities often a safe haven for the pest. Fruit flies do not respect property boundaries and local farmers need your help to reduce populations.

Regardless of the size of your garden or yard, you can have a big impact on reducing fruit fly numbers in your region.

To promote off-farm fruit fly management among local governments, community groups, and home gardeners in regional horticulture production areas across Australia, we have developed an animated video, infographics, fact sheets, and social media content that is easy to download and share.

Download the video

Infographics

Look for signs of damage CUBE tips

Fact sheets

You can help control Qfly with a few simple actions in your own backyard that will help you, your community, and Australian farmers.

Qfly

You can help control Medfly with a few simple actions in your own backyard that will help you, your community, and Australian farmers.

Medfly

Social media

To promote the National Fruit Fly Council there is a range of free social media posts and tiles for you to download and use.

Social media

 

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