Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Us

by The Editors on September 12, 2008

Flyfig1Two male Oriental fruit flies (Bactrocera dorsalis) have been spotted in Carlsbad, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

In Carlsbad, state agriculture workers will begin eradicating the Oriental fruit fly Friday within a 8.7-square-mile area of where the flies were trapped, using pesticide-laced food for the insect; people are urged to not move fruits and vegetables out of the area.

But that’s not the biggest news. The larger issue is that 1,181-square miles of San Diego County has been “placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid” a.k.a. Diaphorina citri.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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