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  • Single GWSS Adults Trapped at Two Locations in August

    In August two single glassy-winged sharpshooters were found in two different counties in Northern California.

    Glassy-winged sharpshooter

    Glassy-winged sharpshooter on a grapevine stem.

    The first was found on August 9th, on a trap in the city of Sutter Creek in Amador County. The second was found on August 23, on a trap at a residence in the city of Fremont in Alameda County.

    In response, both of the counties’ Agricultural Departments conducted delimitation surveys around each find with no additional signs of GWSS found to date.

    GWSS delimitation protocols require additional traps and inspections around the new GWSS finds for four weeks. Finding no additional GWSS during that time indicates there is no infestation in the area.

  • Single GWSS Found in San Luis Obispo

    On Thursday, July 13, 2017 one glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) was found on a trap within the city of San Luis Obispo. The location of this find is about four miles from where a previous GWSS infestation was eradicated in December 2013.

    According to Marty Settevendemie, Agricultural Commissioner for San Luis Obispo County, “In addition to placing more traps in the area, we conducted a visual survey within a ΒΌ mile radius of the find and found no further evidence of GWSS in the area.”

    With the addition of new traps, the total number of traps in the square mile area around where the adult GWSS was found is now 117.

    GWSS delimitation protocol requires additional traps and inspections in the area for four weeks. During the first week traps are checked twice, and during the next three weeks the traps are checked once a week. If by August 11 there are no additional finds, it will indicate that the trapped GWSS was an isolated incident and there is no infestation in the area.