Board approves formation of pest control district

Board approves formation of pest control district

RIVERSIDE – A pest control district will be established in the Hemet area to defend against the invasive Asian citrus psyllid, under action taken Tuesday, Sept. 26, by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Citrus Pest Control District No. 3 will enable commercial growers to develop strategies and procure pest control services to protect their […]

Citrus pest threatens area trees

Citrus pest threatens area trees

A pest known as the Asian citrus psyllid has made its way into Southern California, threatening citrus trees throughout the area. The only way to control the pest is to treat or remove the trees, according to Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program representative Bob Atkins. The psyllid, which is a small insect similar to […]