Fly carries disease that killing Florida’s orange supply.
is on the way. >> reporter: for the last few years, a killer has been roaming oranges throughout florida. the best s.w.a.t. team around wouldn’t be able to catch it. >> [ indistinct ] >> reporter: the fly-like insect infects with citrus greening and cuts off the nutrients, starving it, sometimes to the point of no return. >> it has the potential to kill the tree. >> reporter: he showed us the effect of the disease. it doesn’t take long for a trained eye to spot it. >> you can see the leaves are discolored. >> reporter: a closer look reveals the problem. the leaf on the right is suffering from the asian cylid’s death grip. if nothing was done, it would be a matter of years before the disease devastating the florida citrus industry. it’s already happening on a smaller scale. these two trees had to be removed because the disease killed them. but the growers have stepped up. >> in the last f