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Subject: West Indian fruit fly
Date posted: February 02, 2001
Source: APHIS news release
The West Indian fruit fly, a very destructive pest of fruits and vegetables, was recently detected in an abandoned guava grove in Cameron County, Texas. The U. S. Department of Agriculture quarantined part of the county, and restricted interstate movement of regulated articles from the area, in order to contain and eradicate the pest. Cameron County is at the southern-most tip of Texas, near the Mexican border.