Californians Urged To Avoid Transporting Citrus

The California Department of Food And Agriculture say the summer travel season increases the threat of the deadly citrus tree disease called Huanglongbing (HLB).

HLB is spread by a tiny insect, the Asian Citrus Psyllid, as it feeds on citrus tree leaves.

The small pest can have devastating consequences to California’s citrus trees, both backyard and commercial, if it is unknowingly transported on citrus tree leaves and stems.

While HLB is not harmful to humans or animals, there is no cure for the disease and infected trees will die.