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Flying start to area wide IPM in Hawaii.

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This paper assesses the damage and losses in Hawaiian horticulture caused by fruit flies, particularly the melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae), Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), Oriental fruit fly (B. dorsalis) and Malaysian fruit fly (B. latifrons). It also discusses recent efforts to control these pests, with emphasis on the development of HAW-FLYPM (Hawaii Area Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management) programme, which includes suppression techniques (field sanitation to break the pest reproductive cycle, male trapping, low-risk insecticide application with a protein bait, sterile male release and augmentative biological control), population monitoring (baseline trapping, grid trapping, and host mapping and infestation monitoring), and quarantine.