The Asian Beetle!

It’s a bug the size of a sesame seed and it could devastate the avocado crops and industry! Homeowners and growers are keeping an eye out for this tiny beetle known as the tea shot hole borer that spreads a fungus and causes the tree that gives us Guacamole a type of shriveling suffocating cancer. Here’s what it looks like and since there is no known cure right now, why you should be worried as a gardener and consumer of guac!

Avocado Asian Beetle

Avocado Asian Beetle

Asian Beetle

Asian Beetle

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