Exotic Pest Reporting
Elm seed bug
Elm seed bug (Arocatus melanocephalus) is an insect pest of elm. It is a native of South-Central Europe and was first detected in Idaho in 2012.
This pest is not a threat to trees as much as it is a nuisance to humans. Large populations will enter homes and other buildings in an attempt to escape high outside temperatures.
08/07/2017 - USU dealing with Elm Seed Bugs, Utah's newest pest
07/27/2017 - There’s a new pest in town
12/11/2015 - Exotic tree pest discovered in Oakland County