An additional portion of Kern County, Calif. has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of one psyllid south of the city of Bakersfield.
The new quarantine zone measures 113 square miles in and around city of Bakersfield: bordered on the north by New Stine Road; on the east by S Fairfax Road; on the south by Millux Road; and on the west by Interstate 5.
This area is in addition to the previously announced quarantine areas in Kern County.
A map is available online at: www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/go/acp-quarantine
In addition to quarantines in portions of Kern, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties, ACP entire-county quarantines remain in place in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.
The ACP is an invasive species of grave concern since it can carry the disease Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening.
Residents in the area who may have seen the ACP are urged to call CDFA Pest Hotline at (800) 491-1899.
For more information on the psyllid and Huanglongbing, visit the CDFA website.