An update on Qfly Eradication in Dalkeith, Nedlands & Claremont

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently responding to an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) in the Perth suburbs of Dalkeith, Claremont and Nedlands. Qfly is exotic to Western Australia.

A Queensland fruit fly eradication program is in full swing, with on-ground personnel increasing this week to 86 to ensure that the organic insecticide bait is applied to all Qfly host trees on all properties within the Outbreak Zone, as well as every street tree, at least once a week. The eradication program will help prevent the spread of this pest, which includes surveillance and baiting activities, and establishment of a Quarantine Area which was declared on the 3 April 2020.

Residents can find out more about the eradication program and how they can assist in eliminating this pest by visiting the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) website. Regular updates are provided on how the eradication program is progressing.

Nedlands CEO Mark Goodlet says eradicating Qfly is a top priority, given the high risk it represents to Western Australia’s agricultural sector – and to most gardens in the City of Nedlands. Every effort should be made to help the government wipe out this pest. 

For more information visit the DPIRD website, or check out the FAQs available here.