Monday, February 24, 2014
(Honolulu, HI) -- Numerous state and federal agencies are continuing eradication efforts of a troublesome insect on Oahu. Hundreds of coconut rhinoceros beetles were recently found on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. The Navy is partnering with several state agencies to work on geting rid of the beetle, that can cause problems for coconut and other palm trees. Breeding areas found in mulch piles on the base have been put through a type of grinder to eliminate the beetle.