Asian citrus psyllid spreads devastating disease to citrus trees

The San Diego citrus industry brings in more than $100 million each year, but there is one bug that could severely impact citrus crops. One way that San Diegans can help protect our ecosystem is by inspecting trees in their own backyards.

The Asian citrus psyllid is a sap-sucking bug that can spread a devastating disease to citrus trees. If the Asian citrus psyllid were to get on a healthy citrus tree, it could kill it in no time. Local growers are controlling the pest right now, but are asking homeowners to do the same.

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