The California Department of Food and Agriculture has updated quarantine boundaries for the Oriental Fruit Fly in California to now include, Sacramento County (Rancho Cordova Area), Contra Costa County (Brentwood Area), and Santa Clara County (Santa Clara Area).
“Invasive fruit flies are serious pests for California’s orchards and backyard gardens,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “These recent detections remind us that we need to remain vigilant in protecting our food supply and natural resources. The stakes are enormous, and not just in California. A new report from the United Nations notes that invasive species management costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year around the world. We’re all in this together as we work to reduce this impact. ”