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Discovery Of Oriental Fruit Flies In Santa Clara County Prompts 8-Week Eradication Effort

Published Oct 4 2015


Photo: sanfrancisco.cbslocal

SAN JOSE — The 3rd discovery of oriental fruit flies in Santa Clara County this year has prompted a treatment in San Jose and Monte Sereno that will last for 8 weeks, a county official stated Friday.

2 oriental fruit flies were found on Sept. 22 and 23 on Westmont Avenue north of state Hwy 85 in San Jose and Karl Avenue west of Vasona Reservoir in Monte Sereno, county Agricultural Commissioner Joe Deviney said.


«…Jose and Monte Sereno that will last for eight weeks, a county official said Friday.»
The 2 trapped flies prompted an emergency proclamation for an immediate eradication program by the state secretary of agriculture, county officials said.

There was only one infestation in the county last year, he said.


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