Mexican fruit flies found in Southern California

California officials are planning a campaign to eradicate the crop-damaging Mexican fruit fly after the pest was discovered in a Los Angeles suburb.

Agriculture officials on Tuesday said that four Mexican fruit flies – including a mated female – have been found since Dec. 3 in Azusa.

A quarantine has been set up restricting passage of fruits and vegetables in the area.

Ken Pellman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County agricultural commissioner, says authorities also are stripping fruit from trees at 64 sites and plan to release hundreds of thousands of sterile Mexican fruit flies in a 13-mile area to disrupt the breeding cycle.

Similar efforts were waged against Mediterranean and Oriental fruit flies after they were found in the county in 2007 and earlier this year.

Authorities say all three pests threaten the states $32-billion agricultural industry.

Like it’s wasn’t bad enough we have to put up with the stinking spics, now mexico is now sending us their queer flies.


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Mexican fruit flies found in Southern California — 2 Comments

  1. OH REALLY? YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH MEXICANS? HOW ABOUT YOUR EUROPEANS? MOST PEOPLE HERE ARE FROM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OR FROM OTHER PLACES. THE MEXICANS WERE HERE ALREADY BEFORE YOU CAME SO WE HAD TO PUT UP WITH YOU! NOT ONLY THAT BUT WITH THE INSANE THIRST FOR CONQUERING TEXAS, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO WERE STOLEN FROM US.

    AND PLUS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY? UR PROBABLY JUST AT UR COMPUTER WRITING BLOGS. MEXICANS DO A LOT FOR USA BLEAVE OR NOT! AND FLIES ARE NOT CONTROLLED BY ANYONE. BE A GOOD PERSON AND THESE THINGS WONT BOTHER U. MAYB UR JUST UNHAPPY WITH URSELF.

    NO ONE OWNS THE WORLD WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN U DIE? U WOULD BE BETTER OFF HELPING OTHERS AND STOP FEELING SORRY FOR URSELF AND BEING SELFISH.

  2. Oh Really? !! If you take your flies back home to mexico with you, we would be killing 2 birds with one stone. Don’t see anyone here being selfish. How selfish are you though, to think you have any rights in this beautiful country? Who are you to tell anyone to do anything? And “AMERICA” didn’t take anything away from you, we bought it fair and square. It is not our fault your leaders are so dumb, don’t blame us, we had nothing to do with it. BUT if you don’t like how things are ran in our “COUNTRY” why don’t you go back home and take your flies with you, to that cesspool of a home you call mexico, that 3rd world country. And that is funny to me, I don’t remember seeing any mexicans around here when I was growing up! BUT then again that is what people like you say when they are trying to “INVADE” someone elses country. Why don’t you try to fix what is wrong with your own country, instead of trying to destroy ours? And demanding we do this or that to make you feel better. Please!! This is “AMERICA” last time I checked, NOT mexico.

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