Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kudzu Bugs

Did you know? Kudzu bugs are a relatively new bug to the United States. These bugs were “introduced” to us via the airport in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. They originate from the continent of Asia. They have a propensity to reproduce rapidly as the female can lay about 30 eggs every other day. They love kudzu, but will also attack legume plants like soy beans, etc. They are as far south as Northern Florida and as far north as middle Virginia as far west as Tennessee according to 2012 data. Most people with brick homes are not as affected as those with light color (white, yellow) homes as the insects are attracted to these and will congregate in clusters mainly on the south and west sides of structures.

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