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Beetle Trappers on the Hunt

Beetle Trappers on the Hunt

Agricultural inspectors discovered a second palm tree infested with the destructive red palm weevil in North Laguna. But since traps were set last month near the first ever infestation of the exotic pest in the U.S., no more of the insects have turned up beyond the two dying palms, and the hunt to exterminate them […]

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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 […]