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Blue ash aphids invade Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - Millions of little blue bugs can be seen just about anywhere in the northwest.

You've probably seen them, there in your face, they invade your yard and many are asking what can be done to stop them.

Experts say the bugs are Blue Ash Aphids that come from Blue Ash Trees in the area. They come after the first frost of the season every year and stay for a couple weeks at least.

Phone calls have been flooding pest control companies and garden shops wanting to know how to get rid of them. Experts tell KHQ local news there's nothing anyone can do but wait for them to leave.

Trees and plants should not be affected by them because most plant life has gone dormant anyway.

Experts also say they're not a threat to public health.

Kevin Randal
KHQ Reporter

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