California sharpshooter insect finds remain isolated

California sharpshooter insect finds remain isolated

The bad news is that the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) was recently found in Alameda, Imperial, and Santa Clara counties. The good news is that each find appears to be isolated.

The bad news is that the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) was recently found in Alameda, Imperial, and Santa Clara counties. The good news is that each find appears to be isolated.

In Alameda County, a single GWSS was found Oct. 1 on a trap in the city of Fremont. Extensive trapping and visual surveys were conducted around the find and no additional GWSS life stages were found.

In Imperial County, one GWSS was found Oct. 10 in a trap in a parking lot in El Centro. A survey of the area also located several dried, parasitized egg masses. To date, no additional GWSS have been found.

In late August, a single GWSS was found at an apartment complex in the Capital neighborhood of San Jose, an area where GWSS has been found before. Treatments were conducted around the find and in the area adjacent to the complex.

Local county agriculture officials will continue to monitor these locations. If more GWSS are found, additional steps will be taken to prevent infestations from establishing.

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