Roadside Fruit Fly

A session, to make baits and install them on the roadside fruit trees in Glen Davis, meet at the Glen Davis Hotel from 11am after Pilates (Pilates starts at 9.30am if you're interested in trying that!)
  • When 04 Nov, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
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Hi all, For those who didn't get the Glen Alice Gazette with the fruit fly bait recipe, the following is a simple make at home, bait recipe :

John Preistley's Fruit Fly Bait (for 25 fruit fly traps) 100ml cloudy ammonia

2.5 cups of sugar

5 litres of warm water

5mm vanilla


Use 2 litre plastic milk, or juice bottles and burn a hole on both sides about the size of a cigarette; make sure the edges are smooth.

Fill the bait to just below the hole and hang in tree with lid on.

Use all year (replace bait twice a year or as needed)


At the Landcare meeting we discussed the idea of making and installing fruit fly baits into the fruit trees growing on the sides of the roads in Glen Davis.

If anyone is interested in joining in this simple project we are planning a session, to make baits and install them on Tuesday 4th November, after Pilates at the Glen Davis Hotel from 11am.

Light lunch provided afterwards at the Hotel.

Please let us know who can make it.

BYO: Empty 2 litre milk/juice containers. I have the rest of the ingredients.