Video: The Ecological Impacts of Invasive Pests

10 April 2024

Climate change is bringing new insect species to Europe. This poses risks to human health and food safety. The REACT project focuses on two of the species that will soon arrive in Europe: Bactrocera zonata, the peach fruit fly, and Bactrocera dorsalis, the oriental fruit fly. 


The aim of REACT is to find novel and, above all, pesticide-free methods to control the spread of both pests. This video explains how fruit flies can impact our ecosystems and affect agriculture and trade.