Nutria are found near rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Their burrowing and feeding on vegetation can cause damage. In addition, they can carry pathogens and parasites.
Learn how to identify nutria and distinguish them from other native look-alikes in this fact sheet from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW). If you think you've found nutria in California, be sure to report it to CDFW. You can find more about nutria from their website.
The following press release was distributed on Sept. 20, 2016 by San Joaquin County agricultural officials.
Insect that carries disease deadly to citrus trees found in San Joaquin County.
The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has already begun an extensive survey in response to the detection of three Asian Citrus Psyllids (ACP) within the City of Manteca.
The three ACPs found in Manteca were detected on September 13, 2016 near N. Union Road and Lathrop Road.
These finds were adjacent to an existing...