Davis Under Quarantine After Second Apple Moth Find

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

State agriculture officials today announced that they’ve set up a nearly 40-square-mile quarantine around Davis. The restrictions apply to farms, nurseries and home gardeners. 

“If you have a flower garden or fruit trees in your yard and you’re accustomed to sharing that product with neighbors and friends we ask you from this point forward to not remove those items from your property.” 

That’s Steve Lyle with the state Department of Food and Agriculture.

He says the Light Brown Apple Moth has the potential to destroy all sorts of plants…from ornamental flowers to redwood trees.

The first moth was discovered in a trap in Davis on April 1st. This most recent discovery happened in mid May.