Why is my avocado tree full of blow flies?

There is a shrub at the side of our house and that has bees buzzing all over it, yet the avocado tree has huge blowies all over it...


26 October 2019 10:36 PM

Dear Sue,

Could the flies that you are seeing be fruit fly? Fruit fly does attack avocado trees. This fly is about 7mm long and is reddish brown in colour with yellow markings. There are two product that can be used to control this pest. Yates Nature's Way Fruit Fly Control is a natural, low toxic spray that can be used when the pest is first sighted and then every 7 days until the fruit it picked. Any fruit that has been stung and fallen to the ground should be picked up and disposed of.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Pests