Fruit Flies

If you find maggots in fruit or vegetables, or suspect fruit fly or other plant pests or diseases, immediately call the fruit fly hotline on 1300 666 010.

Fruit fly is one of the world's worst fruit pests and can destroy fruit and vegetables in commercial crops and home gardens.

South Australia remains the only Australian mainland state that is fruit fly free.

Every year the South Australian Government spends about $5 million keeping fruit fly and other plant pests out of the state through a range of prevention, detection and eradication measures. These measures have made a significant contribution to the decrease in recorded fruit fly outbreaks in South Australia.

South Australia remains under threat from a large number of fruit fly outbreaks in eastern states, so it is vital that prevention, detection and eradication measures continue.

Information sourced from Government of South Australia, Primary Industries and Regions SA website.