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The Ministry of Agriculture is asking you to take some precautions when dealing with fruit--in order to prevent the spread of pests.
Apple Maggots have been found in Greater Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, and in the Fraser Valley, and the Apple Clearwing Moth has been found in Coastal BC, Cawston, Keremeos, Oliver, North Osoyoos, Kelowna and Belgo.
The ministry wants to keep the pests from spreading to the Interior further.
Tracy Hueppelsheuser is an entomologist.
"Prevention of spread of these pests and many others is do not move infested fruit from the Fraser Valley to the Interior, so keep your backyard fruit at home."
Hueppelsheuser also says to not move fruit trees or soil in pots from the Fraser Valley to the Interior.