Control of the Mediterranean fruit fly by mass trapping with a biological attractant
  • Citrus (Citrus spp.)/ Spain/Biological attractant/ (Ceratitis capitata) Mediterranean Fruit Fly / biological attractant
  • To avoid imbalances in agricultural systems, damaging beneficial fauna, and risking the health of farmers and consumers due to extensive insecticide use




  • Technical result: The mass trapping strategy significantly reduced the pest population of the plot and the fruit damage, without using any kind of chemical insecticide neither inside the trap nor by spraying.
  • Economic result: The mass trapping system is replacing the program of recurrent insecticide applications, as a complementary tool within the integrated pest management (IPM) and offering an efficient and economically viable option for the optimal control of fruit flies.
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Minimises pollution, reduces managing of pesticide active ingredients
    • Promotes biodiversity by protecting beneficial fauna
    • Reduces reliance on pesticides


    • Enables farmer and consumer health and safety
    • Demonstrates farmer technical good governance


    • Improvement of financial viability, by lowering insecticide applications costs
    • Promotes quality of fruit by reducing chemical residues
    • Reduces loss and waste of fruits
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