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89-Square-Mile Area Near Pasadena Under Fruit Fly Quarantine

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A quarantine has been issued for "an 89-square-mile agricultural quarantine area in Los Angeles County after invasive oriental fruit flies were found in Pasadena," according to LA Now. "The area under quarantine is bordered by Figueroa Street on the west, Interstate 10 on the south, Big Santa Anita Wash to the east and the San Gabriel Mountain foothills on the north." Under these orders, plants cannot be moved from properties. The goal is to keep the infestation from spreading. The offending exotic pests, the oriental fruit fly, were found in traps in various locations in Pasadena and San Marino. To combat their spread, officials have mounted pesticide-laden bait stations.