SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY,
On October 7th and 9th, two more
wild adult Medflies were detected in a separate core square mile approximately
2.5 miles northeast of the original detections in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(see PAS Official Pest Report for
10/05/2005). Also on
October 18, a mated wild female medfly, was trapped in a IPMT trap in a
grapefruit tree. This detection is 2.3 miles southeast of the original group of
A Federal and State quarantine was established of approximately
81 square miles surrounding the first group of detections. The Federal
quarantine was established by Federal Order on October 4th. With the new
detections establishing a new core, California Department of Food and
Agriculture and APHIS will expand the quarantine boundaries. Foliar treatment,
using protein bait spray (Spinosad), will be applied to all host trees within
200 meters of detection sites.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY,
and 9th 2005 two wild Medflies were captured approximately 1 mile apart in a
residential area of southern San Jose, CA. An increased delimitation survey
is being conducted surrounding the two detection sites.
will be applied to all host trees within 200 meters of the detection surrounding
the detections in San Jose. The rate of aerial sterile fly release will be
increased to 250,000 sterile male Medflies per square mile per week in a 10 sq
mile area surrounding the infested property.
A Federal Order has been
posted delineating the new quarantine area in Santa Clara County.