The Queensland fruit fly is a devastating horticultural pest. The female fruit fly lays her eggs in fruit and vegetables. The damaged fruit and veggies rot inside while the eggs mature into larvae, making the produce inedible and unsaleable. The lifecycle continues when the larvae move into the ground, pupate, and mature into adult fruit flies. Fruit fly populations can increase in number very quickly, and the damage to fruit can extend into neighbouring properties, or even across the region. The Yarra Valley has valuable horticultural production properties and great home gardens with edible produce – and this is worth protecting!