No fruit flies found

14 April 2022

We’re heading towards the end of the high-risk season for unwanted fruit flies and the latest risk update for this pest is now available on the KVH website.

During the latest reporting period (the March calendar month) there were fortunately no detections of live fruit flies or larvae.

That's no reason to let our guard down though. After several years of fruit fly elimination efforts, restrictions eased in almost all of South Australia last month, but new detections have seen these reinstated until at least November 2022. Reflecting just how costly impacts of this serious threat can be, since 2019 more than $65 million has been spent on response efforts in the state, and more than 350 staff employed.

Read more in KVH’s latest risk update here.