Ceratitis capitata, Insect control, Insecticides, Western Australia
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THE Mediterranean fruit fly has been present in Western Australia for over 60 years and during that time many types of insecticides have been tested against the pest.
Traps and lures were amongst the earliest control measures adopted, but these gave way to sugar solutions poisoned with such materials as arsenic and sodium fluosilicate.
Shedley, D G.
"Fruit fly control with Rogor 40 and Lebaycid : progress report,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss11/6