Insect Pests on Citrus Trees

Insect Pests on Citrus Trees

[This post has been modified from the article originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.]

Citrus trees remain a popular choice for home gardeners in California, largely due to their ease of care, beauty, and functionality for food and shade. However, backyard citrus can also be plagued by pests such as psyllids, leafminers, cottony cushion scale, and mealybugs.

Longtime readers of this blog will know that we have covered the Asian citrus psyllid many times over the years. While the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is currently the most problematic pest on California citrus, there are a few other common insect pests you might be dealing with.

The next four blog posts will briefly describe these insects, their damage, and management, and where you can find more information to manage citrus pest problems with careful, research based practices.

For more details about these and many other citrus pests, visit the Citrus page on the UC IPM home and garden website.