Ensenada municipal government announced that a plague of insects called “Ambrosia Beetles” have been found in Doña Petra Canyon and in Revolución Park.
The plague is known to affect crops so measures to cut down affected trees are being taken in an effort to contain the insects.
About 60 trees are going to be cut down in the Canyon and one more in the municipal park, stated Gabriela Sampedro, from the ecology office in Ensenada.
The beetle is originally from Asia and until recently it was only found in the USA and Israel outside of its habitat.
I’m 2015 it was detected in Tijuana, and just last year Rosarito and Ensenada where also affected by it.