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Olive Fruit Fly

Bactrocera Oleae

Among the various problems that olive cultivation may pose, the olive fruit fly infestation is the most serious and feared because it affects both the quality and quantity of olive oil production.

Bactrocera Oleae is one of the flying pests that most severely damages olive harvest, and consequently compromises oil production. This pest is very widespread throughout the Mediterranean countries, where even ornamental olive trees are vulnerable to infestation, whether located in cities or countryside.

(Photo: @alvesgaspar - Wikipedia)

The traps that can help you are

Use the following recipes

FRUIT FLIES and MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (cherry, citrus, walnut, olive orchards, etc.) - Tap Trap

Pour into the bottle ½ litre of liquid ammonia (the one used for cleaning, with no added scent) and add some raw fish scraps (such sardines, anchovies or similar).

The bait is ready (as ammonia comes already diluted in the right amount of 5%.)
 

 
FRUIT FLIES and MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (cherry, citrus, walnut, olive orchards etc.) - Vaso Trap

Pour into the jar 350 ml of liquid ammonia (the one used for cleaning, with no added scent) and add some raw fish scraps (such sardines, anchovies or similar).

The bait is ready (as ammonia comes already diluted in the right amount of 5%.)

 
SFERA TRAP

After inserting the two 1.5V AA batteries (not included), insert the luminaire into its seat inside one of the semispheres. Sfera Trap is now ready to be assembled - How to do it

 

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.

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 - How to do it