Pest exclusion

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.

Home gardeners and horticulture producers should combine management strategies to minimise the effects of fruit fly on the region. Exclusion is one management method. Exclusion options include:

  • Physical barriers to create an exclusion zone and provide an effective means to stop female fruit fly reaching fruit and vegetable.
  • Netting, bags and sleeves may be used to create this exclusion and are available from your local farm supply, nursery or hardware retailer.
  • UV stabilised netting which has a tight enough pattern to exclude fruit fly.

A range of exclusion products such as nets, bags and sleeves are available from hardware stores and nurseries.