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So last week I mentioned that a building inspector from the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) came to inspect our building and said that the balcony garden was against code. I’ll keep you updated, but what’s your thoughts on this whole situation? Video Rating: / 5 Department of Agriculture and Food WA Managing Mediterranean fruit fly in backyards Learn about the best practices to control fruit fly in your garden, by hygiene, baiting and trapping. Our fruit fly expert, Ernie Steiner, from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, explains as he stands amongst home fruit trees. He also shows you how to make your own homemade fruit fly trap from household products. Additional tips For more homemade recipes using household products, visit: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/fruit/mediterranean-fruit-fly?page=0%2C2#smartpaging_toc_p2_s4_h2 While these following pages are aimed at commercial growers, there are many tips that are beneficial for the home gardener: Baiting: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/pome-fruit/controlling-mediterranean-fruit-fly-bait-spraying Hygiene: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/citrus/controlling-mediterranean-fruit-fly-orchard-hygiene Traps: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/stone-fruit/fruit-fly-monitoring-commercial-orchards Wondering what DAFWA does on a commercial level to control Mediterranean fruit fly? Read about our sterile Mediterranean fruit fly project happening in Carnarvon. https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/news/media-releases/carnarvon-trial-swat-fruit-pest In the video is: Ernie Steiner, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia Transcript The fruit fly in Western Australia is an enormous problem for commercial fruit producers and is also a menace to the backyard fruit growers. It renders fruit inedible and it’s been with us since 1895. Mediterranean fruit fly is about the size of a housefly, it’s brown in colour, has got patterned wings, quite an attractive fly, but a devastating menace. One of the things we would like to get people involved with, is the use of a calendar at home, to actually mark when their fruit is about to be harvested and even before that, when the fruit is half formed and with these stages of fruit development, you […]

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22 Comments

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @dalecalder2003 It's wack.

  • Dale Calder 9 months ago

    Sounds like he doesn't know what he was talking about and doesn't want to back down or admit that he made a mistake. No doubt he gets a better performance review if he makes lots of citations. Most people would just comply with the citation thinking he had the law behind him. He likely gets away with this a lot. 

  • benbangui 9 months ago

    @CanarsieBK haha thanks! :)

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @benbangui Check Urban Organic Gardener (dot) com //self-watering-containers/how-to-make-a-self-watering-container/ for the how to on making them.

  • benbangui 9 months ago

    i like the garden in the 5gal buckets! do you have holes drilled in the bottom for drainage? how do you set one of those lil buckets up? 🙂 i think my wife is gonna like that idea! :)

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @nate7181 I hear ya. I'm just waiting for this code to be cited by him.

  • Nates Homestead Lifestyle 9 months ago

    I know that the fire marshal cited the dorms that I lived in for a while because we had objects (our stuff) in boxes on both sides of the hall just like the guy in the video has things on both sides of the balcony. I can see where the inspector is coming from… if for some reason EMT needed to pass with a gurney they would not be able to pass through there. Granted there are stair wells on both sides, so it should not be an issue…

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @traveln3 I hear that.

  • traveln3 9 months ago

    these small minded people in authority are the biggest threats to innovative thinkers. when someone is smart enough to use their outdoor space for food they are harrassed.

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @dt65262 Word. Still waiting for the code and the final decree that I have to remove.

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @frashamossimo Who isn't?!?! Hahahah.

  • Sasha Catrina (Queen of Wands) 9 months ago

    That is some bullshit…Tell him to suck it…In a really educated, well informed, manner of course…I think what you have been doing is great! He is just jealous and envious of your awesomeness…

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @mrbr549 Thanks.

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @pabyizzy Hopefully not.

  • mrbr549 9 months ago

    Don't you just love bureaucracy? These people have nothing better to do then harass citizens? You're best bet would be to move out of the city. Barring that, you might as well start moving things off the balcony now as they will harass you until you do. Once your name is passed around different departments and you are labeled as a "troublemaker", you will get no peace. You might try contacting the press as they always like human interest stories. Good luck!

  • pabyizzy 9 months ago

    POWER TRIP!!!

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @GospelTruth37059 Yes. All of us. Will keep you updated.

  • Prophetic End Times 9 months ago

    Well please let us know the out come I just prayed again with a good friend who also didnt see the prob except with the one big planter..:) Maybe if you could put the containers against the railing (via 1 row) instead of 2 theyd go for it. Your neighbor next door looks like he has plants..did they tell him he had to get rid of his too?

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @MsRubberbiscuit Thanks for the info.

  • Mike Lieberman 9 months ago

    @inthemidstof It certainly is not an exit way.

  • Aftab Ahmad 9 months ago

    dear sir hello.
    how can I protect guava in tree from flies they damage all fruit. …

  • hanadunk 9 months ago

    I did the trap how you guys explain it but i got a lot of geckos into the bottle killing them!! i dont know if it is a good idea. The holes on the bottles where like in the video too. i dont know if it will work with smaller holes.