If you have recently hired pest control in Parramatta then you might have heard about sightings of fruit fly in nearby areas. This is the reason why the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment decided to provide roadside information by developing rest areas in the control area of Davenport. This is a part of their measure to raise the awareness of the general public regarding the danger of the rise in the number of fruit fly.
Wes Ford, the state control centre director of fruit fly response team, said that it is important to disseminate proper information to the public as well as to educate them. The effort is increased further because of the rise in the control area of the greater Devonport.
Mr. Ford explained that there is already confirmed presence of fruit fly in Tasmania. The team considers their presence as a threat to the entire state but they are still hopeful that they will be able to eradicate the pests before they further increase in number.
They started by installing additional signage and they also raised the information to the public regarding the methods they are doing with regards to fruit flies.
The first booth of the response was constructed at the rest area of Parramatta Creek on the 18th of February and additional booths are going to open up in the following weeks.
Mr. Ford said that the rest area is a designated spot where the cars are allowed to make a stop and get important information regarding the existing fruit fly response.
He added that it is important for the public to be vigilant about their presence and to recognize when they see one. They should be able to identify the larvae of the fruit fly and know that they are not allowed to relocate them especially out of the control area.
All of the companies doing pest control in Parramatta have also been made aware because of the harm that the pest could do if it were not eradicated as soon as possible. The control area is currently prioritized when it comes to education regarding fruit flies.