Dispose of dropped fruit
Australia is fortunate to be free of many of the world’s most damaging plant pests.
One of the most devastating pests that could be a problem for your home garden or hobby farm is fruit fly.
Most areas of Australia are free of fruit fly species, but unintentional movement of larvae in infested host fruits or pupae in soil can pose a problem.
Good garden hygiene will ensure that this risk is reduced.
Removing and destroying fallen fruits reduces the number of breeding sites for fruit fly pests and in turn can slow the increase in population while supporting eradication efforts.