If you live in the Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak quarantine area, there are some things you need to do to help ensure the outbreak is successfully eradicated.
Make sure you:
- DO NOT give away or move any fruit or fruiting vegetables, including tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants unless cooked or preserved
- DO NOT leave fruit or fruiting vegetables lying on the ground – you should place them in your green waste bin.
- DO NOT compost any fruit or fruiting vegetables, including those purchased from a shop.
- DO put your fruit and vegetable scraps in your green waste bin.
- DO report any maggots found in fruit or fruiting vegetables immediately to the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010
- DO cook or preserve excess fruit and fruiting vegetables.
Follow these steps and you will play an important role in helping successfully eradicate the fruit fly outbreak.
Suburbs included in the 1.5 km outbreak area include: Blair Athol, Prospect, Broadview, Kilburn, Clearview, Enfield and Gepps Cross.
Quarantine restrictions will remain in place until at least 9 March 2020.
Keeping SA fruit fly free protects the state’s $1.2 billion fruit fly vulnerable horticultural industry and means we can enjoy the luxury of backyard fruit trees and vegetable gardens that are fruit fly maggot free.