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Message to residents in fruit fly quarantine zones — please help by enjoying homegrown fruits and vegetables with friends and family at home

As the holiday season continues, CDFA is asking for help from Californians in fruit fly quarantine zones — rather than moving homegrown fruits and vegetables from their property, please enjoy the produce with friends and family at home.

There are presently fruit fly quarantines in seven California counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Sacramento. More information may be found on CDFA’s fruit fly information page.

Additionally, Californians are urged to “Don’t Pack a Pest” this holiday season and every season. That means don’t bring fruits and vegetables back with you when you travel, and don’t have items shipped unless they’re inspected according to international protocols for reducing invasive species risk.

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