"Three adult fruit flies have been detected on mainland Tasmania in a prime fruit growing area on the state's north-west coast."

They are so common here, we wouldn't bother to count them? That was a weird headline for me to read!


When they show up in my house, it's the old vinegar and soap routine.

@gemlog Tasmania had access to a lot of asian countries for export due to our fruit fly free status. Unfortunately that is no longer the case.

@gemlog @bcshort my uncles in Malaysia would say "time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana" and when I visited in 1970s my nan had an old style DDT fly-spray similar to below,.

ISTR it was filled from a 5l can that had warnings in about 5 different languages and she would use it quite liberally agains the numerous bugs of Kuala Lumpur (there seemed to be thousands).

Although I think whatever went into it is now banned worldwide, she lived until 93..

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