Fruit fly quarantine starts in California

08/16/2013 06:12:00 PM
Mike Hornick

A quarantine for the oriental fruit fly has begun in parts of Orange and Los Angeles counties after multiple adult flies and larvae were detected by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The 130-square mile quarantine is in the Anaheim area of Orange County and the Artesia and Cerritos area of Los Angeles County.

It’s an urban environment, but includes 78 acres of commercial bell pepper production on leased land at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, CDFA director of public affairs Steve Lyle said. The base is a California National Guard airfield and training facility.

The oriental fruit fly is known to target more than 230 fruit, vegetable and plant commodities.

The quarantine was announced Aug. 14. A treatment program has begun.

The zone includes portions of Buena Park, Cypress and Stanton.



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David Miller    
OH  |  August, 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Just Curious what a treatment program consists of? Thanks

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