(Nov. 17) The discovery of 11 Oriental fruit flies prompted the California Department of Food and Agriculture to set a 93-square mile agriculture quarantine Nov. 14 throughout the Santa Ana area of Orange County.

Within the area there are only two, 5-acre farms that grow avocados and citrus fruit that are sold in roadside stands.

“We are continuing to trap and treat there and will for some time,” said Steve Lyle, director of public affairs for the department.

Once the number of fruit flies passed eight, paperwork began to quarantine the area that encompasses mainly residential areas and no farms, he said.