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Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Female carpenter bee drilling hole in spindle

Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Cover photo for Swarm Season Is Here!

Swarm Season Is Here!

Swarm season is here! A lot of people panic when they see bees. They assume “swarm” means “attack” or …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Phytoplasma in the field

Phytoplasma of Strawberry

This publication offers information on phytoplasmas, organisms that multiply in the phloem of strawberry plants …

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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Midge resting on leaf

Biology and Control of Non-Biting Aquatic Midges

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying aquatic midges and how to control them.

Inserting bait tube into a termite bait station

Termites - Baiting Systems

This publication explains how termite baits work as an alternative to using conventional liquid treatments …

2 weeks agoWood-Damaging Pests
Symptoms of wilt and root rot caused by Pythium sp.

Pythium Root and Crown Rot of Industrial Hemp

This factsheet discusses pythium root and crown rot in industrial hemp production.

Figure 1. Fire ant adult.

Fire Ants in Commercial Turfgrass, Home Lawns and Landscapes

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fire ants and addresses how to control them as …

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Figure 1. Full-grown bagworm in its protective camouflage.

Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of bagworms, a common ornamental plant …