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Stopping the coconut rhinoceros beetle

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found on Oahu since Dec. 2013 – mostly in the Pearl Harbor-Hickam area. Recently, adult beetles have been found in Mililani and Diamond Head.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is asking Oahu residents to destroy mulch piles which may serve as a reservoir for the beetles and to examine their palm trees for CRB damage.

For more information on the coconut rhinoceros beetle and what you can do to prevent them from spreading, click here.

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