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Protect your veggie patch from Queensland Fruit Fly this summer

To protect homegrown fruits and vegetables from Queensland Fruit Fly attack in November:

  • Cover your fruit and veggies with fine, insect-proof netting once fruits start developing to stop female fruit flies from laying eggs inside produce.
  • Look for sting marks on the skin of green and ripening fruit.
  • Cut open fruit to check for maggots that may be hiding inside.

For more info on managing QFF in your garden, download our Queensland Fruit Fly Seasonal Calendar, a handy guide of jobs to do in your backyard to manage QFF in your garden every season.

If you find QFF in your garden, report sightings to Council via our online form so we can monitor for outbreaks and hotspots.

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