Fruit fly control is a community effort and requires vigilance. No single action will stop the spread of Queensland Fruit Fly, but instead an integrated management approach is essential.
Infestations are generally not noticed until after fruit has been affected by larvae and the damage has been done. Prevention is the most effective countermeasure to protecting your fruit produce from Queensland fruit fly and saving you time, money and work.
Home gardeners and horticulture producers should combine management strategies to minimise the effects of fruit fly on the region. The strategies you put in place will depend on your situation, location, size of area to manage, climate and mix of fruit fly hosts in your general area.
Please see the relevant strategy sections below to for more information on what strategies are best suited to your needs.