Residential households in Australia’s Sunraysia region are being urged to take part in a fruit fly trapping exercise.
The Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area Industry Development Committee has implemented the programme to reduce the numbers of Queensland fruit fly in the area that are damaging the region’s horticultural crops.
After a trial in Swan Hill last year, the mass-trapping programme is being expanded to Mildura, Wentworth and Robinvale.
“Our aim is to have non-invasive traps in every residential garden in the urban areas,” committee chairman Paul Grigg told Weekly Times Now. “It’s a huge task, but we know from the initial Swan Hill experience last year and repeated during July, that strong community cooperation will achieve impressive results in reducing fruit fly numbers.”