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Two peach fruit flies found in Palo Alto pose threat to native wildlife

Original post made on Jul 11, 2019

County officials are inspecting areas in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park after two male peach fruit flies native to southern Asia were found in Palo Alto, with plans to begin eradication treatments this Thursday.

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Posted by Fruit Trees
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 11, 2019 at 8:51 am

This concerns me since we have fruit trees which are in season and producing wonderful fruit. Will we know if our trees have been sprayed? What will this do to our trees and more importantly to our fruit? Can we still eat our fruit which we have lovingly and painstakingly grown?

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Posted by Former Cobra Pilot
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 11, 2019 at 9:40 am

Is this due to all of the imported fruit from Asia nowadays...maybe on route to 99 Ranch Market & other smaller Asian produce markets?

Thank goodness there were only two males found so far...without a female they cannot reproduce.

I remember the Mediterranean Fruit Fly spraying back in the 1980s with helicopters flying overhead. Very disruptive & it reminded me of the war back in Nam...perhaps a necessary measure to eradicate this new fruit fly.

Overhead spraying works!

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