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Attack Begins on Palm-Killing Beetle

Attack Begins on Palm-Killing Beetle

Tree trimmers that removed a dead palm in North Laguna last week found an infestation by the destructive red palm weevil, the first time this quarantine-rated pest has been detected in the continental U.S., and spurring an aggressive effort to halt the outbreak. State agricultural inspectors are deploying an initial 1,000 containers spiked with a […]