Fruit fly outbreak in Warradale

Strict measures have come into force as new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks have been declared in Warradale after the discovery of maggots in backyard fruit.

A new fruit fly eradication response is immediately underway with baiting and ground treatment at the new outbreak sites in Warradale, with a 1.5 kilometre red outbreak area and 7.5 kilometre yellow suspension area established.

In Warradale, the red outbreak areas include Brighton, Dover Gardens, Hove, Marion, North Brighton, Oaklands Park, Seacombe Gardens, Seacombe Heights, Somerton Park, South Brighton, Sturt and Warradale.

Residents are urged to check fruitfly.sa.gov.au to see if they are within the red outbreak area or yellow suspension zone where fruit movement restrictions apply.

People in the outbreak areas are urged to check home-grown fruit for fruit fly larvae and report anything unusual to the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.

Residents should also clean up over-ripe or fallen fruit and place in your kerbside green bin (do not compost or bury).

Subject to no further detections, restrictions will be in place until at least 20 December 2021 in Warradale.

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