The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has discovered an infestation of peach fruit flies (PFF) in Dublin. Because this pest is a threat to California's environment, agriculture, and economy, the CDFA will take steps to eradicate it. The treatment plan includes:
• Small bait stations applied to utility poles, street trees, and other surfaces, six to eight feet above the ground (to trap adult male fruit flies). The area is defined as 1.5 miles from each detection site, squared off to create a nine-square-mile block. Applications will be repeated every two weeks (lasting anywhere from two to six months).
• If evidence that a breeding population exists on a property, other bait treatments may be used within 200 meters of each detection site (to attract female and young male flies).
• If evidence that a breeding population exists on a property, all host fruit from each detection site and all properties within a minimum of 100 meters of each detection site may be removed and disposed of in a landfill in accordance with regulatory protocols. This may be repeated if additional flies are detected.
Residents on whose property will be treated via bait sprays or host fruit removal will be notified in writing at least 48 hours in advance of any treatment. Please refer to the attached map to see the proposed treatment area. (It resembles the number eight in green.) The general vicinity of treatment is east of San Ramon Road to Highway 680, and west of Village Parkway to 680.