Fantastic Failure: Apple Maggots? Fire Management and Pest Management Meet
Author: Ryan Anderson, Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
During my youth, apple maggot quarantine signs were as abundant along state highways as broken down station wagons. If someone failed to show up at camp or a ball game, some kid would often explain their absence with a nonchalant, “that’ll teach ‘em for taking an apple across the state line!”
Joking aside, quarantine efforts are an important part of Washington’s integrated pest management and protect billions of dollars in commerce.