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Swarming invasive insect discovered US, feds say
Swarming invasive insect discovered in US for first time, federal officials say
By The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) A federal official says an invasive insect commonly found in south-central Europe has been detected in southwestern Idaho, marking the first time the elm seed bug has been spotted in the U.S.

A USDA specialist confirmed the discovery of the pests that despite their name don't pose a threat to trees but do tend to enter houses and buildings in huge swarms.

The Idaho Department of Agriculture issued a statement Wednesday warning that the bugs recently found in Ada and Canyon counties can prove to be a "significant nuisance."

The insects invade homes during the summer to escape heat, and then stick around through the winter. Agriculture officials say the bugs do not pose a public health risk.

Federal officials will lead efforts in researching and fighting the pest.

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