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Kudzu bugs strike Alabama

October 14, 2013

PELHAM, AL — Kudzu bugs were a big problem last year for Alabama residents and this year, they are back and proving to be a huge pest to vehicle owners, the Digital Journal reported.

The Oct. 3 article stated that kudzu bugs didn't show up in the U.S. until 2009, but they populated rapidly and are now in 43 counties in Alabama.

To see a photo of the bug, click here.

“People are already starting to complain about Kudzu bugs gathering on their cars and the sides of their home,” David Price, owner of Vulcan Termite & Pest Control, Inc., stated in the press release. “In the springtime the bugs pose a big problem to farmers, but in the fall they become a pest for everyone.”

During the fall the kudzu bugs are readying themselves for winter and are at their "height of flight activity during the fall so infestation is more likely during these months," the story stated.

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