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Date PostedSeptember 7, 2015

Fruit Fly Factory Under Construction

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Source: Abc.net.au

The first fly factory in Australia is under construction in South Australia and while it may seem strange that a fly factory is being built to control flies, the aim of the project is to prevent the increase in the pest’s population.

At home and on the work site, the fruit fly can be a destructive and annoying pest which is the reason why the National Sterile Insect facility in Port Augusta plans to produce 50 million male fruit flies a week. The flies will then be introduced to orchards across Australia to infiltrate the species and slow the growth of the population.

The decision to build the fruit fly factory comes after a decision to ban insecticides used to control the pests population as of next month.

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-03/sterile-queensland-fruit-fly-factory-under-construction/6747780




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