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 correcta (Guava Fruit Fly) - Removal of Quarantine Area in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
Date posted: 11/16/2015
Contact: John Stewart, Fruit Fly Program Manager, at 919-855-7426.

Effective October 14, 2015, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed the Long Beach area of Los Angeles County as a guava fruit fly quarantine area.

On May 13, 2015, APHIS implemented the guava fruit fly quarantine in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles County, California, restricting the interstate movement of regulated articles from that area to prevent the spread of the guava fruit fly to non-infested areas of the United States. Since then, APHIS has cooperated with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Office of the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner to eradicate the transient guava fruit fly population through various control actions, including: high density trapping, fruit removal, eradication control measures, regulatory quarantine activities, and foliar bait sprays near the detection sites.

Eradication was concluded after sufficient time passed without finding additional guava fruit flies in this area. This removal of the quarantine areas is reflected on the following designated website, which contains a description of all the current federal fruit fly quarantine areas:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/fruit_flies/quarantine.shtml

Under IPPC standards, Bactrocera correcta is considered to be a pest that is abscent: eradicated from California and the United States.