Turns out a bug that’s killing citrus trees in Florida has moved into the ‘hood.

State Plant Regulatory Official Christel Harden said Wednesday that citrus greening disease has not been confirmed so far in South Carolina. But the pest that can carry the disease – Asian citrus psyllid – has been found in some backyard trees.

Authorities say South Carolina doesn’t have a large citrus industry, but they hope to prevent the spread of the bug to states that do.

Federal and state officials have prohibited the movement of citrus plants and plant materials in Charleston, Beaufort and Colleton counties.

We’re more tropical fruit juice people, anyway.


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