Efforts are underway to stop the spread of the tau fruit fly in California
California is still battling an invasive fruit fly and has extended a quarantine to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Ag officials are limiting the movement of produce in the area.
It comes after a similar ban in LA country back in the summer.
The tau fruit fly can destroy large swaths of fresh produce by laying eggs under the skin. Then maggots develop and destroy the fruit.
Ag officers are asking residents to move Halloween pumpkins and gourds indoors to stop the spread. In 2020, fruit flies caused $19 billion dollars in losses for California’s produce industry.