Oriental fruit flies found in Morgan Hill

July 26, 2012 11:37:35 PM PDT
Crews will begin efforts soon to eradicate an exotic species of fruit fly found in the Morgan Hill area after four oriental fruit flies were discovered in traps in recent days, near Monterey Road and Tennant Avenue.

The oriental fruit fly can harm more than 230 kinds of fruits and vegetables, including many local crops.

State workers will put out bait stations that will attract and kill male fruit flies starting on Saturday.