Information for PFA residents
If there is an outbreak is in an urban area, trees on private properties may be 'spot' sprayed with bait to control the population of adult flies. Residents will receive a notification in their mailbox prior to DEDJTR conducting an eradication operation in their area.
- Do not bring host fruit or vegetables into the PFA unless you have a permit or plant health certification.
- Pick host fruit or vegetables as they ripen, manage backyard fruit trees and dispose of any fallen fruit. Place any unwanted fruit or vegetables into a plastic bag and leave in the sun for three days to kill any fruit fly maggots that may be present.
- Advise friends visiting you from outside the PFA not to bring host fruit or vegetables with them.
IMPORTANT: If you find maggots in any fruit or vegetables, please contact DEDJTR as soon as possible on 5051 4618. See more about Managing Queensland fruit fly in your home garden