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Scientists at UC Riverside released thousands of parasitic wasps into a quarantined area full of psyllids in December, marking one of many steps in an experiment to see whether the tiny wasp will be able to naturally bring the pest population down to a manageable level.
Soil-applied systemic insecticides will provide the longest lasting control of psyllids with the least impacts on beneficials. Currently three soil-applied insecticide active ingredients (imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, and clothianidin) are available provide control psyllids on young nonbearing trees.
the pest is not a huge menace by itself although it can
quickly spread the bacteria responsible for citrus greening.green.blogs.nytimes.com...
Environmentally friendly horticultural oils such as Organicide, Neem oil or Volck oil may be applied in sprays with water on the young foliage to discourage the adult insects from laying eggs www.stlucieco.gov...