Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental Fruit Fly) – Establishment of a new quarantine area in the Inglewood area of Los Angeles, California
Date posted: 02/27/2015
Contact: John Stewart, National Fruit Fly Policy Manager, at 919-855-7426.

Effective December 5, 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) established a new oriental fruit fly (OFF) regulated area in the Inglewood Area of Los Angeles, California. APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement of regulated articles from this area. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of OFF to noninfested areas of the United States. This outbreak is considered to be transient, actionable, and under eradication.

Between October 23, 2014 and December 11, 2014, nine adult OFF were detected in the Inglewood area of Los Angeles, California. These confirmed OFF triggered the establishment of the new OFF quarantine, which encompasses approximately 81 square miles of Los Angeles County, California.

APHIS is working with CDFA and the Los Angeles County agricultural commissioner to respond to these detections following program survey, treatment, and quarantine protocols. Federal fruit fly regulated areas are listed at:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/ff-quarantine

Under IPPC Standards, Bactrocera dorsalis is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.