(An increase in citrus pest detections)...A recent spike in Asian Citrus Psyllid detection in Imperial County.

It has growers and residents concerned about the threat of a fatal plant desease, Huanglongbing, that can be spread by the invasive pest.. Imperial County residents are being asked to inspect their backyard trees for ACP and to be aware that the California Department of Food and Agriculture will be surveying citrus trees in the area near the detection sites to look for additional psyllids. Residents may also notice yellow sticky traps being placed in citrus trees. The CDFA is also releasing thousands of tiny insects in Imperial County neighborhoods to reduce the populations of the ACP. The tiny insects are natural predators of the pest.