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July 24, 2013
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New stink bug invading Western Nevada

The Say’s stink bug has invaded yards and fields across Western Nevada. The Nevada Department of Agriculture and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices have received numerous calls about the insect. Residents of Smith Valley, Douglas County, Carson City, the North Valleys of Reno and Pershing County have expressed concern about the bug. “The Say’s stink bug gets its name from an offensive odor released when disturbed,” said Jeff Knight, state entomologist at the Nevada Department of Agriculture. “It develops on a weed called tumble mustard in disturbed and burned areas. As these areas dry up, the immature insects will …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 25, 2013 05:36PM Published Jul 25, 2013 08:42AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.