APHIS Establishes Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine Area
On February 9, 2016 the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established a Mexican fruit fly (mexfly) quarantine area in the Granjeno area of Hidalgo County, Texas following confirmation of a mexfly in the area. Additionally, in March, adult mexflies were also confirmed in Mission and McAllen thus forcing APHIS to expand the quarantine area within Hidalgo County.
In cooperation with the Texas Department of Agriculture, APHIS is following program survey and treatment protocols to prevent the spread of mexfly into non-infested areas of the United States.
To view this quarantine area or a description of all the current federal fruit fly regulated areas, please visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/ff-quarantine
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