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Board approves formation of pest control district


Last updated 10/6/2017 at Noon

Asian citrus psyllids are small – no more than one-eighth of an inch long – brown, winged insects that feed on citrus tree leaves and stems. Courtesy photo

RIVERSIDE – A pest control district will be established in the Hemet area to defend against the invasive Asian citrus psyllid, under action taken Tuesday, Sept. 26, by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

Citrus Pest Control District No. 3 will enable commercial growers to develop strategies and procure pest control services to protect their oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines without depending on outside sources.

The supervisors’ authorization included the appointment of a five-member board of directors to manage the district, which will be funded through fees collected...

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