Just a few days after traps picked up five Asian citrus psylla in Orange County, Calif., inspectors have found one in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.
The California Department of Agriculture will restrict movement of host plant materials within 5 miles of the find until a quarantine is implemented, according to a news release.
In addition, CDFA will treat the area and increase trapping and surveying to determine the extent of the infestation.
An Asian citrus psyllid has been detected in a trap in the Echo Park neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles.
The state's agricultural industry is concerned because the psyllid can spread citrus greening, a bacterial disease that's deadly to citrus but harmless to humans.
The disease, also known as huanglongbing or HLB, is endemic to Florida and has cost that state's citrus industry millions of dollars in increased treatment costs, yield losses and tree removal.
In addition, citrus greening has been found in a handful of residential citrus trees in Louisiana, South Carolina and Georgia.
For more information on Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing, visit http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/acp/.