Agriculture officials are planning to spray residential citrus tree in Tulare County to curb the spread of the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Back in June, the pest was found in three traps. They were just north of Terra Bella, just off East Teapot Dome Avenue and in East Porterville. All residential citrus trees within 800 meters of the discoveries of the tiny bug will be sprayed. Limited ground treatments with a formulation of a pyrethroid will be applied to the foliage of citrus trees on private property. Residents of properties scheduled for treatment will be notified at least 48 hours prior to the application. Spraying was done in private yards after psyllids were discovered last year. The spraying took less than two days to complete. Those seeking additional information may call a toll-free hotline pest hotline at (800) 491-1899 for further assistance.
Copyright 2013 cbs47.tv Nexstar Broadcasting, All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.