My interest in ACP started several years ago when I was contacted by our County Ag commissioner's office, alerting me to CDFA's plan to treat residential citrus throughout the City of SB after finding 7 of these Psyllid near my home. As a beekeeper with hives registered with the County Ag, I am notified if a toxic pesticide application is to take place, so that I have time to relocate my bees. CDFA, in their attempt to slow the ACP, is using Neonics as their primary tool. As you may or not bee aware, this is the class of pesticide that the CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (C-DPR) is currently "reevaluating" due to concerns of toxicity not only to beneficial insects, but also to humans. Our City of SB Creeks Division has been monitoring our four local creeks and has found Imidacloprid (the #1 Neonic used globally) in all four creeks these past couple of years.
Here is a link to help in identification of ACP and HLB: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/acp/ There are far more residential citrus trees in California than what is commercially grown and we "backyard" growers should assist CDFA and our local County Ag in monitoring for the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Finding ACP is NOT a death sentence for your trees and HLB (Huanglongbing) has NOT been detected on any citrus trees anywhere near Santa Barbara County to my knowledge. ACP is only a vector for HLB, meaning it is a carrier for this bacterial disease. Here is another good link: http://ccpp.ucr.edu/news/HLB-ACPs-ANR-Ed... I was in communication with Dr. Grafton at UCR in hopes of support for an Organic alternative treatment. She is leading the research for ACP/HLB, advises CDFA on treatments and acknowledges that organic treatments are every bit as effective, but just not as cost efficient for CDFA to implement.