Qfly eradication program extended

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Extension of Qfly eradication program in Coolbellup and nearby areas. 
A Queensland fruit fly on a leaf

We are continuing our campaign to combat Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) in Coolbellup and surrounding areas.

Qfly is a damaging pest, which, if it became established in Western Australia, could severely impact our horticultural industries, growers’ businesses and access to markets for fruit and fruiting vegetables.

The Quarantine Area Notice (QAN), which has been in place since 8 January 2021, has been renewed to support additional baiting and surveillance work, after a single male Qfly was trapped in the area at the end of February.

The QAN has been extended until Friday 18 June 2021.

A second 200 metre Outbreak Zone has been established around the new detection and we will contact residents in this area about what action needs to be taken.

Surveillance visits and baiting will also continue in both outbreak zones for the next six weeks.

Read more about the Qfly eradication program in Coolbellup. 

Page reviewed 19 March 2021