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New invasive insect turns up in Idaho

An invasive insect common in south-central Europe has been turning up in southwestern Idaho, the first time the elm seed bug has been detected in the United States, the AP reports. The quarter-inch pests don't pose any public health or crop risk, officials say, but they do tend to enter houses and buildings in huge swarms, and can have an unpleasant odor, especially when crushed. Click below for a full report from AP reporter Jessie Bonner.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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