eco-lure male Queensland fruit fly trap

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eco-lure male Queensland fruit fly trap is an excellent tool for monitoring fruit fly presence in your garden.  It contains a wick which has been impregnated with a pheromone attractant and a non-organic insecticide. Male QLD fruit flies are attracted to the pheromone, enter the trap and are killed when they touch the wick.

Hang in foliage at the beginning of the season and check regularly.  When dead flies appear you’ll know flies are active and it is time to start spraying eco-naturalure to control females as well.

eco-lure on it’s own is not sufficient to completely protect fruit which is why we recommend including eco-naturalure as part of your protection program.

Replace wicks every 3 months or as required.


  • Powerful pheromone attractant is irresistible to male QLD fruit flies
  • Attracts and kills male QLD fruit flies
  • Targets only male QLD fruit fly and won’t attract beneficial insects
  • eco-lure trap will attract flies from approximately 400m

 Not for WA as the pheromone is not attractive to Mediterranean fruit flies (Medflies).

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Active Constituents:

0.5mL/wick Maldison (an anticholinesterase compound)
1.0mL/wick 4-(P-Acetoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone (the pheromone)

If you’re a little unsure how to assemble the eco-lure trap we’ve put together this Step-by-Step guide to make it easy.  Just remember to wash your hands after handling the wick holder.

1. Twist the yellow lid off the eco-lure trap and remove the foil pack containing the wick.

2. Open the foil pack and remove the wick holder and hook.

3. Insert hook through the top of the yellow lid. Push until it clicks through.

4. Place the wick base on the underside of the lid and line up its centre hole with the bottom of the hook.

5. Push firmly until the end of the hook clicks fully into the wick. NOTE: It is a very tight fit and requires some force to click the hook in place.

6. Screw lid back onto the trap base and the eco-lure trap is ready to hang in the foliage of crop plants.

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