Nature's Way Fruit Fly Control

Nature's Way Fruit Fly Control

Contains spinosad, an insecticide derived from naturally occurring beneficial soil bacteria, which kills fruit flies, and a protein and sugar based bait, which fruit flies can detect from several metres away.


Nature’s Way is an umbrella branding for a range of Yates products that have eco-friendly components. Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control has been included in this range because it’s based on spinosad, the naturally-derived insecticide found in Yates Success.

Yates Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control works by tricking the insect into absorbing the spinosad that’s been combined with an irresistible bait. After she emerges from her pupal case in the soil, the female fly looks to feed on a source of protein before she lays her eggs. When she eats the protein and sugar bait in Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control, she also ingests a dose of the insecticide, which means she never makes it to the egg-laying stage.

Fruit fly baits are nothing new but many have used a hormone that only attracts male flies (they’re the ones that don’t lay the eggs!) or have been based on a nasty chemical. Now Yates Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control has a low toxic formulation that really works.


  • LOW TOXIC solution
  • Controls fruit flies, including Queensland fruit fly & Mediterranean fruit fly.
  • Can be used on fruit trees, vines, nuts, trees, vegetables and ornamentals.
  • Contains a protein and sugar based bait to attract fruit flies.
  • Perfect for use in organic gardens
  • No withholding period
  • One 200ml bottle treats up to 30 trees.


Active: 0.24g/L spinosad.

Contains protein and sugar based bait.

How to use

Directions for use

Fruit fly traps are the best way to indicate the presence of fruit fly, which highlights the ideal time to start using Yates Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control. Click on the following link to learn how to make one.

How to make a Fruit Fly Trap


Start applying as soon as fruit flies are present and fruit is at a susceptible stage (usually when fruit starts to change p g colour).


Mix 40mL Yates Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control with 260mL water in a trigger bottle ( this is enough to treat 6 trees gg or plants).


Apply as either a band or a spot spray to the trunk or lower foliage of 6 trees or plants. Repeat weekly, re-applying sooner if there has been rain.



  • DO NOT apply if rain is expected within 24 hours. DO NOT apply directly onto fruit.
  • SAFETY DIRECTIONS: Will irritate the eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands after use.
  • FIRST AID: If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126.


Available sizes

  • 200ml


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