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Important announcements from Facilities

July 14, 2014, 11:38 am
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Asphalt work to be done on Amity next week Tues.
PC Maintenance will be doing an asphalt patch on Amity along Student Center, Elmore and Williams on Tuesday, July 22nd. They will then be seal coating and painting on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th. This area of Amity will not be accessible during the stated times.


Day-time campus irrigation
I would like to express my appreciation to the campus community for their patience as Facilities has needed to operate irrigation throughout the day. We are aware that this is not an ideal situation; however, due to construction related interruptions at the new Learning Commons, it is necessary for these systems to run during the day until an uninterrupted watering schedule can be provided. We expect that the construction team will be able to provide this over the next 2-3 weeks.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but greatly appreciate your patience as we strive to maintain a green and healthy campus.


Advisory regarding elm seed bugs
There are some elm seed bugs that have become problematic throughout Canyon County. We would like to help the campus know what to expect with this two- to three-week infestation

  • What is an elm seed bug? An invasive insect new to the U.S., which was first identified in Canyon county in the summer of 2012.
  • Are elm seed bugs harmful? No, the insect does not damage trees or buildings, nor does it present any threat to human health (Idaho State Department of Agriculture).
  • Why are there suddenly so many elm seed bugs in our buildings?  The ESB enter buildings in large numbers in the summer to avoid the heat, and again in the autumn to avoid the cold.
  • How can we manage elm seed bugs?  With persistence and patience!  Pesticides may kill those insects directly contacted, but do little to prevent the next wave of insects from entering the building. The best solution for combating the insects at this time is with a broom and/or vacuum, as well as by denying them entry (pest-proofing) by sealing openings.  However, be warned that the bugs produce an unpleasant odor when disturbed or crushed.

–Jade Anderson, Facilities Director


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