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State Quarantines Homegrown Fruit In Fight Against SoCal Citrus Pest

Residents living within 10 miles of an affected tree in Hacienda Heights will not be allowed to take their fruit with them for the next two years.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/04/2012

An adult Kharpa beetle and eight larvae were found in this shipment of rice in early January. (credit: U.S. Customs And Border Protection)

Grain-Destroying Beetle From Saudi Arabi Found In LAX Cargo

The world’s most destructive grain pest was found at LAX in a recent shipment of rice from Saudi Arabia for the second time this year.

08/18/2011

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Riverside Quarantines Home-Picked Fruit After Pest Spreads

The move is aimed at slowing a moth-sized parasite that spreads huanglingbing, a disease which causes a tree to put out bitter, shriveled fruit, and then die.

01/01/2011

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Citrus Pest Prompts Quarantine In Ventura County

California agriculture officials have expanded their quarantine area for the Asian citrus psyllid after the two of the insects were found in Ventura County.

12/31/2010

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Citrus Pest Detected In Ventura County

California agriculture officials say a citrus destroying pest found in Ventura County has triggered a quarantine.

12/21/2010

Port of LA

Pineapple Pest Debuts At Long Beach, L.A. Ports

Federal agriculture inspectors at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have found a destructive pest in a shipment of pineapples that’s never been seen before in the United States.

09/01/2010