Posted: 9:10 P.M MST
The Arizona Department of Agriculture is urging the public to beware of a dangerous insect that has been detected on citrus trees in Yuma County.
The Asian Citrus Psyllid is a pest that is attracted to citrus trees and other related plants.
It can transmit a disease known as “citrus greening” when it feeds on a plants leaves and stems.
According to the USDA, this disease is considered the most dangerous disease for citrus trees in the world.
Officials are urging the public to inspect your trees and plants for the pest, but do not move the trees or its trimmings.
In Arizona, the insect has also been detected in parts of Santa Cruz County.
For more information, call the plant services division of the Arizona Department of Agriculture at (928) 317-1680, or visit http://www.azda.gov/psd/acp.aspx .