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Lemon Tree under attack from Fruit Fly (in Canberra). What Systemic Insecticide is best to be used?

Hi there,

I live in Canberra and for the first time ever my Lemon tree is under attack from Fruit fly. The fruit fly problem is spreading to other crops in my garden. I have tried using the 'baiting' method where you apply a band of baited insecticide around the base of tree, but this is not helping. Can I use a Systemic Insecticide? If so what should I use? I dont even have words to express how annoyed I am that these little buggers have moved in.

Submitted: 10:57PM, 15 Mar 2014
Answer: Hi Caroline,
Unfortunately we don’t have a systemic control for fruit fly any more only the Natures way fruit fly control. There are some other methods here that maybe helpful.
http://greenharvest.com.au/PestControlOrganic/FruitFlyControlProducts.html
Category: Pests
Tags: fruit fly
Answered: 09:38AM, 21 Mar 2014

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