As a first step towards nation-wide eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly), a pilot project was undertaken in Broome using Sterile Insect Technique in an attempt to eradication the Medfly population. The results have been promising, and further investigation of eradication for Western Australia is underway.
"Bugs by the million for medfly eradication,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 42
, Article 6.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol42/iss1/6