July 2, 2024

CDFA Lifts Tau Fruit Fly Quarantine in Los Angeles County

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has lifted the Tau fruit fly quarantine located in Los Angeles County, Stevenson Ranch Area, effective June 28, 2024.

The Tau fruit fly was first detected in July 2023 and led to the first-ever quarantine for the pest in the Western Hemisphere, according to a press release. The quarantine areas included the city of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas in parts of Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Castaic Junction, Oat Mountain and Del Valle.

While there are currently no other Tau fruit fly quarantines in California, there are currently four other active fruit fly quarantines across the state:

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