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Pierce's Disease Insect Vectors

Sharpshooters/Spittlebug Handouts

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Pierce's Disease Vectors,
their Habitat and Monitoring Methods

                       Insectos Vecotres de la Enfermedad
de Pierce, su Habitad y Monitoreo
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Handouts
GWSS English

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Tri-fold in English

GWSS English

GWSS Spanish

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Tri-fold in Spanish

GWSS Spanish

Glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) is a serious pest that is presently not found in Northern California. Like other sharpshooters, the GWSS spreads Xylella fastidiosa, the bacterium that causes Pierce's disease in grapevines. 

If you find a glassy-winged sharpshooter, call the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner's office immediately at (707) 565-2371

GWSS Identification        GWSS Look-a-likes


Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Links:

California Department of Food and Agriculture GWSS Page

California Department of Food and Agriculture Pierce's Disease Control Program