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Rhino beetles discovered at dump sites

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Those pesky rhino beetles continue their treachery across the island and according to Roland Quitugua, who heads up the eradication project for the Department of Agriculture, they're on the move. "It's apparent that people are moving infested waste to these dump site areas," he said. "That's why every dump site on Guam has evidence of rhino beetles."

The Nimitz Hill area, Maina and the Agana Swamp are some of the latest sightings. Quitugua, however, says they've finally found a pesticide that looks promising, telling KUAM News, "We've have done a number of different tests on different pesticides we're trying a number of different strategies. In which to control this because the only way that we look at this control can only be done multifaceted."

The pesticide they're testing is has been identified as Demon Max, Quitugua says they're still running more tests with the product before issuing any final recommendations.

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