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Traps to be set for Oriental fruit flies

September 10, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Oriental fruit flies have been found near the Los Angeles Harbor area, prompting county crews to set traps to kill the pest.

The Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture found a fly Tuesday in Harbor City. Three additional flies were found there and in Rolling Hills later in the week.

County workers are preparing to spread insecticide-laden bait in the area. No spraying is planned, but sticky globs of poisoned bait will be stuck to power poles and high in trees.

The pesticide will be brushed onto surfaces in Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance and Wilmington, said county spokesman Ken Pellman.

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