Queensland Fruit Fly traps for the Home Gardener

There is nothing as frustrating as seeing fruit with insect damage even after spraying with chemicals, so PlantNet offers an alternative to chemical control.

PlantNet is proud to make available for sale to the Home Gardener environmentally safe trapping kits (safe for kids and pets) for the reduction of certain insect pests in fruit trees. The traps for sale, lure and kill insects as they get stuck to the sticky sides of the trap.

The Queensland Fruit Fly traps are designed to trap the male flies, so therefore minimising the number of pregnant females available to lay eggs. These traps will be a useful tool in helping to reduce Queensland Fruit Fly, both in fruit trees and vegetable crops for the Home Gardener. The traps are constructed so the lures are unaffected by both sun and rain. Traps should be used in conjunction with Dacgel protein bait attractant+insecticide as part of the overall strategy to reduce fly numbers.

See the Dacgel page for mor information.

This trap type will only attract Qld Fruit Fly to the trap and all traps are safe to beneficial insects, and bees.

Hang one trap to one tree for fruit trees and one per vegetable patch for vegetables. Each trap type supplied has two traps and two lures. The Lures will last approx 5 weeks, so therefore two traps and two lures per fruiting season. The traps can then be stored after the fruiting season until the following year and then all the Home Gardener will need to do is buy the lures from PlantNet in the next fruiting season.

 

Adult Qld Fruitfly below. Female fly is 10% bigger than the male.