Quarantine area established for in Puerto Rico for Mediterranean fruit fly

As of May 13, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established a new Mediterranean fruit fly regulated area in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, after Mediterranean fruit flies were caught in detection traps.

This is the first APHIS quarantine and eradication program for this exotic fruit fly in Puerto Rico. APHIS and the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture (PRDA) are working together to inform residents and enforce the new quarantine area.

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