U.S. lifts Solano County Medfly quarantine area

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U.S. lifts Solano County Medfly quarantine area

U.S. authorities have removed the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) quarantine area in the Fairfield area of Solano County, California, after a  successful eradication.

The area was established by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on Sept. 23 last year following the detection of one adult female and four adult male Medflies over the previous month.

APHIS said that since that time it has worked to eradicate the transient Medfly population through various control actions per program protocols.

The quarantine area was lifted after three Medfly life-cycles elapsed with negative detections in this area.

This removal of the quarantine is reflected on the organization's website, which contains a description of all the current Federal fruit fly quarantine areas.

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