Cera Trap - Organic Fruit Fly Trap

CeraTrap® is a highly effective liquid food based trapping system to assist in managing fruit fly populations. It is organic and contains no pesticides. The volatile compounds emitted by the trap are highly attractive to adult fruit flies with very little attractiveness to beneficial insects. 

CeraTrap® is a specific bait for capturing Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata).  Each trap can be refilled with the 1L or 5L refill containers. 

The evaporation ofCeraTrap® releases a series of volatile compounds, mostly amines and organic acids which attract the adult flies, especially females. 


  • 100% ecological solution
  • The most powerful protein attractant for fruit flies on the Australian market
  • Cera Trap attracts multiple fruit fly species including; Mediterranean Fruit Fly(Ceratitis capitata), Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni), Jarvis Fruit Fly (Bactrocera jarvisi), Melon Fruit Fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae), Pumpkin Fruit Fly (Bactrocera decipiens) and Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis)
  • Does not harm beneficial fauna
  • Insecticide free, non-hazardous and no withholding periods
  • No residue on fruit
  • Easy to handle
  • Ready to use product
  • Trap liquid refills
  • Attractant is slow to evaporate and lasts for a minimum of 2 months before refilling is required

Directions for Use:

Cera Trap Liquid should be added directly to fruit fly traps. NO dilution of Cera Trap Liquid is required. Place traps on the northern side of the tree at a height of approximately 1.5 meters from the ground and within the tree canopy. Traps should be installed 45-60 days prior to fruit reaching commercial ripeness. Later installation may reduce effectiveness. For maximum effectiveness, traps should be left in trees year round and refilled as required. Use a higher number of traps in crops that are more sensitive to fruit fly. Attach Cera Trap to a branch in the tree with wire or a cable tie. Avoid spilling any liquid on the outside of the bottle as this will attract the fruit flies to this area and they may not enter the trap.

Fruits Affected:

The main fruit crops affected by Ceratitis capitata are; orange, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, peach, apricot, medlar, nectarine, cherry, plum, avocado, blueberry, fig, kaki, cherimoya, strawberry, pomegranate, kiwi, mango, apple, pear, quince, pineapple, banana, etc.

Physio-chemical characteristics:

  • Formulation type: soluble concentrate (SL)
  • State: transparent liquid
  • Colour: yellow
  • Odour: typical
  • pH: 6.89 (at 20ºC)
  • Density: 1.0690 g/cc (at 20ºC)
  • Inflammability: no
  • Corrosive: no
  • Explosive: no


Hydrolysed proteins 5.5% p/p (59 g/l).

Following is further information about mediterranean fruit fly:

Control of Mediterranean Fruit Fly in Backyards - WA Agricultural Dept Information