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Managing Elm Seed Bugs around Your Home

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CIS 1223
Pub. Date: 2016
Last Reviewed: 2022

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The elm seed bug (Arocatus melanocephalus) in Idaho invades homes in July and August from surrounding landscapes where elm trees grow. Posing no direct threat to plants or people, they can still become nuisances. Control options include bug proofing the home, vacuuming, using sticky traps, raking and destroying elm seeds, and applying broad-spectrum insecticides.

Authors: Bradley S. Stokes, Edward J. Bechinski, Paul J. Castrovillo

2 pages


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