Citrus bug hunters arrive in Angelino Heights

Residents were supposed to have been notified in advance if workers, including contractors hired by the state, needed to enter private property to spray the pesticide.

The biggest threat posed by the psyllid is that it can carry a disease called huanglongbing, which can sap away the flavor of the fruit before eventually killing the tree. There is no way to treat the disease, which spreads from tree to tree as psyllid feeds on the plants. The disease has not been spotted in California, and citrus industry.

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