Medfly found in Delray; eradication expands

A Mediterranean fruit fly has been found in a trap in the 100 block of Andrews Avenue in Delray Beach. This is the first detection of the pest outside of Boca
Raton, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture.

Medflies are an invasive species that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs
that can hatch inside, making the fruit inedible or unsuitable for sale.

State and federal officials have launched an eradication program, which includes the
release of sterile fruit flies. This program is being expanded to include south

For more information visit or call 888-397-1517.

Views: 80


You need to be a member of The Coastal Star to add comments!

Join The Coastal Star

© 2020   Created by Mary Kate Leming.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service