The little fire ant (LFA) is still steadily spreading across the island bringing its painful sting to all it encounters. Some homeowners in Umatac cannot allow their children to play outside as their yards are infested with these tiny ants. The good news is the treatments being used to control the ants are working and […]
The Guam Invasive Species Advisory Committee voices its concern regarding the risks of introducing invasive species to Guam via Christmas tree importation. Click here to read Guam Daily Post article.
KUAM News interviews Roland Quituqua regarding the upsurge in rhino beetle population and how to protect Guam’s niyok trees with tekken nets over green waste piles. Click here to watch the video.
Roland Quituqua speaks to KUAM News about the danger of invasive insects hitchhiking to Guam on live Christmas trees. Click here to watch the video.
The Guam coconut rhinoceros beetle research team has documented some disturbing and unusual behavior of Oryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle CRB), which has been published in the September issue of the Florida Entomologist journal. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.098.0341) The coconut rhinoceros beetle was first discovered on Guam in the tourist area of Tumon Bay in 2007, and since […]
This PDN article documents the plight of local weavers who are having a hard time finding coconut palm fronds to practice their art. Please click here to read the article. According the PDN article, “The government of Guam has failed to fully implement Public Law 31-43, meant to bolster the fight against invasive species”. Public […]
Adding some text HERE to see if this story can have a clickable link. Please see: http://www.kuam.com/story/29976888/2015/09/08/new-type-of-coconut-rhino-beetle-on-the-move
Please see: http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2015/09/07/guams-rhino-beetles-immune-virus-meant-control-population/71689026/
Please see: http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/guam-coconut-rhinoceros-beetle-worries-scientists/
The coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, that has been attacking coconut trees on Guam since it was first discovered on the island in 2007 has proven to be voracious and tenacious. The coconut rhinoceros beetle, is a major pest of coconut palm, oil palm and other palm species. Palms are damaged when adult beetles […]