Two Asian citrus psyllids have been found in an insect trap south of the city of Exeter, the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s office said Wednesday.
The latest finds were confirmed by the California Department of Agriculture. The state has already begun to saturate the area with detection traps to try and determine the extent of any infestation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working with CDFA to determine what steps are taken next.
The psyllid is an invasive pest because of its potential to carry a citrus tree-killing disease, huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening.