Aubrey Moore was interviewed on the Guam rhino beetle situation by Steve Rice, Radio Australia for the Pacific Beat program. Click here to listen to the interview.
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National Geographic Python Hunters TV Show (Season 3 Episode 6; aired May 11, 2012) featured brown treesnake, monitor lizard, and rhino beetle on Guam.
Video: Tree Snake Night Hunt Starring Guam's James Stanford
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Click here to read an article written by Frank Ishizaki based on info provided in a June 1 presentation for the 10th Annual Workshop on Plant Protection and Quarantine. The workshop was sponsored by USDA-APHIS and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. It was attended by quarantine officers throughout Micronesia, except for Guam.
An updated Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to evaluate impacts of changes to pest control options for Guam's coconut rhinoceros beetle infestation.
The EA analyzed the impacts of adding cypermethrin, pyriproxyfen, and the entomopathogen Metarhizium majus to the CRB eradication program in Guam. Treatments would occur to tree crowns, stumps and larval breeding sites. Cypermethrin treatments could occur to tree crowns, stumps or larval breeding sites while pyriproxyfen would be used as a treatment for tree stumps and larval breeding sites. The entomopathogen, Metarhizium majus, would be used in treating larval breeding sites where cypermethrin and pyriproxyfen are not used.
The evaluation resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).