9/30 Update: Oriental Fruit Fly Program in Miami-Dade County

September 30, 2015

Please find below the Oriental Fruit Fly Update for 9/30/2015. 

Fly Count 

Daily Finds: ­­­0

Total count to date: 161

Date of first find: Aug. 26, 2015

Date of Last Find: 09/28/2015; Day 2 of no Fruit Flies Found

Estimated end date of quarantine: 02/05/2016 (provided there are no additional finds)

Did Quarantine Area Change? No

Did Core Area Change? No

Are There Changes to the Pre-Harvest Option? No

Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Program Compliance Agreement sign-up

OFF Homestead Extension Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

18710 SW 288th St.

Homestead, FL 33030


Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Program Information Booth:

Tom Thumb Gas Station

Krome Avenue and Eureka

10 to 3 daily (weekends included)

Program Highlights/Announcements

• FDACS ran print advertisements in the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald today, September 30, notifying the public of the scheduled spray

• Individuals with questions can call the FDACS helpline at 1-888-397-1517.

• Individuals who believe they are experiencing symptoms as a result of exposure to the spray should report their symptoms to the  Florida Poison Information Line at 1-800-282-3171.

• Updates are available at www.FreshFromFlorida.com/orientalfruitfly

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding aerial spray treatment:

• FDACS Oriental Fruit Fly Helpline: 1-888-397-1517

• Oriental Fruit Fly Website:


• Map of updated quarantine zone and planned aerial spray treatment: Click Here



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