Friday, November 27, 2020

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY - WEBSITE UPDATED THURSDAY

Garden Corner: Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are a nuisance but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is more than a nuisance. In 2013, large populations were found in Sacramento and Yuba City. The BMSB is visible in the fall because they are looking for a warm place to overwinter.

Identification

The adult BMSB is a typically-shaped stink but, about 5/8-inch-long and marbled brown. It has the following characteristics; The antennae have two white bands; the “nose” is blunt; the legs have faint white bands. All stink bugs stink but this one STINKS.

Life Cycle

In the fall BMSB adults aggregate in large numbers on the sides of buildings or on trees. They then move to protected places (such as your house) and overwinter.

BMSBs are an agricultural, garden and household pest. They damage many plants including tree fruit, vegetables, shade trees and legume crops.

Nuisance Pest

In many home landscape situations, the greatest concern may be the movement of BMSB into buildings (such as your house) as they congregate in late summer and early fall.

BMSBs are not harmful to people, houses, or pets. They do not bite, sting, suck blood or spread diseases. The do not eat or bore into wood structures. Residents may become alarmed when the bugs enter their homes and noisily fly about when lights are on.

Management

Stink bugs are naturally attracted to lights. They will often fly around light posts in large numbers at night; therefore, turn off unnecessary lights.

To trap stink bugs that have come indoors, the most effective and inexpensive method is to place a foil roasting pan filled with some water and a few drops of dish soap, point a light into the pan, and place it in a dark room. Bugs will be attracted to the light and will fall into the water and drown. ♣

— For more information, go to: ipm.ucanr.edu or cecolusa.ucanr.edu

Avatar
UCCE Colusa County Master Gardenershttp://cecolusa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardeners/
The Master Gardeners of Colusa County can be contacted by: - Email us at glhernandez@ucanr.edu - Call us at 530-458-0570 - Visit us at our plant clinics, farmers markets, Colusa County Fair and at other county events - Visit us at our office, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. E, Colusa, Ca 95932, our office hours are, Tuesdays 9am to 12:00 and 1pm to 4:00

More News

Colusa County COVID-19 cases on the rise

The spike in Colusa County COVID-19 cases has forced Colusa County on Tuesday to move back into the most restrictive “purple” tier on Gov....

Sacramento Valley Mirror publisher dead at 77

Tim Crews, founder, publisher and editor of the Sacramento Valley Mirror in Willows, died on Thursday, Nov. 12., at Shasta Regional Medical Center, in...

Fair Board postpones Colusa Farm Show

The 56th annual Colusa Farm Show will not happen in February as usual, but the 44th District Agriculture Association hasn’t given up hope entirely...

County to help small farmers replace old tractors

Colusa County is looking to make good on its promise to find a way for small farming operations to participate in a state grant...

Colusa tree dedicated to longtime Colusa Tree Commissioner

Family and friends of the late Charles Whitcome Tuttle gathered in Will S. Green Park on Sunday as Colusa officials dedicated a tree in...

Local Government

What’s that smell? Colusa to crackdown on pot odors 

The smell emitted from marijuana  is something you either love or hate. But with Colusa-dwellers making their opinions of the pungent plant - which some...

County to help small farmers replace old tractors

Colusa County is looking to make good on its promise to find a way for small farming operations to participate in a state grant...

County to help small farmers replace old tractors

Colusa County is looking to make good on its promise to find a way for small farming operations to participate in a state grant...

Public & Legal Notices

City of Williams – Advertisement for Bids

CITY OF WILLIAMS WILLIAMS, CA WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SCHEDULE A - WATER METER REPLACEMENTS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Separate sealed Bids for the construction of the Water System Improvement...

Pierce Joint Unified School District – Public Notice

    PIERCE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED ENERGY SERVICES CONTRACT 256.6 KW PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PROJECT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 10, 2020 at 5:00...

FBN: Ariiasbtque

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-0000106 Date filed: November 17, 2020 The following persons are doing business as: ARIIASBTQUE Business Address: 133 9TH STREET, WILLIAMS CA 95987 Mailing Address:...

City of Colusa – Ordinance No. 533

CITY OF COLUSA ORDINANCE NO. 533 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUSA APPROVING PREZONING TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (M-1-PD, M-2-PD, AND P-F-PD) AND...

Colusa County Planning Commission – Notice of Public Hearing

COLUSA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Colusa County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on December 2,...

Latest Headlines