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Mediterranean Fruit Fly

Ceratitis Capitata

The Mediterranean fruit fly is a phyllophagous insect of the order Diptera Brachiceri. Its larva develops as a carpophore and polyphosphages inside the pulp of many fruits.
 

In the Mediterranean zone, it is one of the most important pests of summer fruits from an economic point of view Its high reproduction rate and the current laws on the use of certain pesticides make it necessary to adopt an eco-compatible and effective defense strategy.

The traps that can help you are

Use the following recipes

To attract fruit flies (cherry, citrus, walnut, olive orchards, etc.) - Tap Trap

Pour ½ litre of liquid ammonia (the one used for cleaning, with no added scent)
into the bottle and the bait is ready (as ammonia comes already diluted in the right amount of 5%.)
It is also possible to turn this mixture into a proteinaceous bait by adding a sardine.

 
To attract fruit flies (cherry, citrus, walnut, olive orchards etc.) - Vaso Trap

Pour 350 ml. of liquid ammonia (the one used for cleaning, with no added scent)
into the jar and the bait is ready (as ammonia comes already diluted in the right amount of 5%.)
It is also possible to turn this mixture into a proteinaceous bait by adding a sardine.

 
SFERA TRAP

After placing two 1.5V AA batteries (not included) in its battery compartment, insert the luminaire into its bracket inside one of the semispheres, then assemble the sphere.

Before applying the glue, wrap the sphere with a transparent plastic film (such as cling film, or two clear shower cups); then apply a suitable glue.

Suitable glues range from sprayable to brushable, specific for insects and tube glue (such as mouse glue), all of which are available in garden centres and specialised stores.

In the event of loss of adhesion, the glue can be reapplied several times.

In addition to using only glue, or glue and attractants on it, Sfera Trap™ can also support insecticides and pheromones.

Practical advice: Use disposable gloves in the preparation of the sphere and the various products used. To avoid damage from possible spillage of glue, place a protective sheet underneath the sphere, such as cardboard or paper. In the eventuality of glue spillages these can be removed using white spirit or turpentine.