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Olive Fruit Fly

Bactrocea Oleae

Among the various problems that olive cultivation may pose, the infestation of olive oil is the most serious and the most feared since it affects both the quality and quantity of production. In fact, Bactrocea oleae is one of the most infesting pests that severely damages olive production, compromising harvest and, consequently, oil production.
 

Very widespread throughout the Mediterranean, even ornamental olive trees are the target of infestation, whether they are located in gardens or in urban gardens.

 

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.