VIDEO: Traps in Residents’ Yards Help County Watch for Invasive Pests

Insect detection specialists for County Agriculture, Weights and Measures help guard the region against potentially devastating pests. They vigilantly set and check traps for many insects, including Gypsy moths and Japanese beetles in summer months. Neither of the insects has made it to San Diego County yet, but the pest detectors are keeping close watch to prevent an infestation.

One important tool is putting traps in residents’ yards. If you would like to volunteer and see if you qualify to have these traps set on your property, call 858-614-7770.

For more information on invasive pests, visit

José Eli Villanueva is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.