APHIS and Texas Department of Agriculture Establish Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine Area in Rangerville Area of Cameron County, and McAllen, Mission, and La Villa Areas of Hidalgo County, Texas

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On June 15, 2015, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) notified State Plant Regulatory Officials that APHIS and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) established a new Mexican fruit fly regulated area in the Rangerville area, Cameron County, and McAllen, Mission, and La Villa areas of Hidalgo County, Texas, after Mexican fruit flies were caught in program detection traps between March 31 and May 6, 2015.


For further information, refer to the Fruit Flies Web site http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/ff and select Current Quarantine Information. On the Fruit Flies Quarantine Information Web site, look under Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine for hyperlinks to maps and a description of the quarantine area.


For additional information on the Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Program, call National Fruit Fly Policy Manager John Stewart at 919-855-7426.