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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Pest Alerts

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WATCH FOR: Japanese Beetles!! Found in large numbers around Portland in 2016. Please report this insect if you find one in Washington! You can bring unknown specimens to your local WSU Extension office for identification.

Viburnum Leaf Beetle is getting more common in Snohomish County – Be sure to look at your viburnums and take appropriate action. .

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs – October 2015. The main infestation near Snohomish County appears to remain  in Bothell but a few have been found in Everett. If you find anything that looks like one (or any stink bug) please bring a specimen to our office along with info on exactly where it was found, what it was on and the date of collection. We are documenting stink bug species in the state as well as watching for this new pest.

Pest Alert Archives

Mosquito Season is HERE! Check out WSU Pest Sense, in the “Stinging and Biting” section for recommendations.

Yellow Jackets are beginning to cause problems. Nests are growing in size and these insects are very protective. Check out the information on WSU PestSense for dealing with them.

Red Lily Leaf  Beetle –  New pest of ornamentals found  in King Co. 2012

Bed Bugs & Integrated Pest Management – Bed bug video from Rutgers U., ID and Control.

Spotted Wing Drosophila – SWD info for WSU Master Gardeners

Spring 2011 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – WSU IAREC – 2011 Update from the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center

Spotted Wing Drosophila – Oregon State University info and links to most of what we know about this new pest to Western Washington

2009 Spotted Wing Drosophila fact sheet from Oregon State Extension

“Spotted Winged Drosophila”– a new fruit pest in our State

Bedbugs are making a comeback!– Read about this once-common pest and how to control it. A WSU Fact sheet is available at WSU Pest Sense
More bed bug info from the National Pesticide Information Center

2008 Bill to allow mole-trapping– Olympia is once more considering HB 1400, concerning the legalization of mole and gopher trapping.

Mole/Gopher Trapping Still Not Legal– See RCW 77.15.194, paragraph 3.<BR)

Exotic Seed Bug – Probable specimen from Everett found on 8 March 2005
Updated info on the WSU Whatcom County Extension site.

Strawberry Latent Ringspot Virus Found in North America

European Paper Wasp – now common in Western Wa.

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