Invasive Citrus Insect Spotted in Highland Park

A dangerous pest that is threat to Los Angeles’ many citrus trees has been spotted in Highland Park, according to the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture.

The pest is called the Asian citrus psyllid, and it is confirmed to be in Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties, which has sparked quarantines in those areas, according to a press release distributed by the Dept. of Food and Agriculture.

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