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Moth Quarantine Lifted In Nevada County

Nevada County has lifted the quarantine of the European Grapevine Moth. The moth invaded Napa and Sonoma Counties with a force in 2009, and County Agriculture Commissioner Jeff Pylman says a couple of moths were found here in 2011, which automatically triggered a quarantine…

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No more moths have been found, so the quarantine has been lifted. Pylman says the county will still be setting some more of those famioliar orange tent-shaped traps, just in case…

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Quarantines have also been lifted in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, leaving only Napa and Sonoma Counties with a significant moth population. And Pylman says those numbers are declining, and predicts total eradication of the moth in North America, in the next couple of years.

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