For Queensland, Mediterranean, Melon , Papaya & Oriental fruit fly species.
The splash-bait method of fruit fly control is used on most species
in area eradication programs for fruit fly, and in commercial orchards,
especially citrus orchards. A protein source is mixed with an insecticide
such as Maldison in water, and splashed onto fruit tree foliage in small
quantities (approx 100 mL per tree), avoiding the fruit. This method
does not introduce systemic insecticide into the tree and hence the fruit,
and is favoured by those worried about pesticide residues, and those using
some forms of Integrated Pest Management (most beneficial insects remain
undisturbed). Its drawbacks are the frequency of applications throughout
the fruit season, and it is not as effective as, say, fenthion or dimethoate,
under severe pest pressure or frequent rain.
Dakpot Lure & Insecticide Trap C165
For for Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera Tryoni), Northern Territory Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Neohumeralis.
Male Queensland Fruit Fly are attracted to the trap by an odour associated
with mating, sometimes from some hundreds of metres. On entering the trap
they feed on a para-pheromone and an insecticide, and fall to the bottom
of the canister where they can be counted. Regular (preferably daily)
inspection is recommended in order to detect and so check an infestation
before significant damage can occur. Normal observation of fruit for stings
should still be practised.
What fruits are affected by Queensland Fruit