Bronze Birch Borer

Bronze birch borers are known to attack all native and introduced birch species, although birch susceptibility varies. Many varieties of birch species as well as numerous crosses between species are currently planted as ornamentals in North America. Although some varieties are more resistant than others, none are immune to birch borer attack. Generally, the white-barked […]

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American Cockroach

To prevent the insects from establishing a breeding population, clean up all spilled food materials, including crumbs on the floor. Do not leave dirty dishes overnight. Read detailed researches on getting rid of cocroaches. Store items such as cereal, crackers, cookies, flour, sugar, and bread in airtight containers.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs have a shield‐shaped body that is characteristic of all stink bugs. The adults are approximately 15 mm – 17 mm long with a mottled brownish grey color. The next to last antennal segment has a white band and several of the abdominal segments protrude from beneath the wings and are alternatively […]

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Drugstore Beetle

Drugstore beetles are 2.25 to 3.5 mm long, and are a uniform brown to reddish brown. They have longitudinal rows of fine hairs on the elytra and body shape is oval. Habitat: Drugstore beetle will eat almost anything, including spices, cake mixes, cereal, and bird seed. The female drugstore beetles lay their eggs singly in […]

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Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia is a common, distinctively colored (black and yellow), large spider that is frequently seen in the Fall in gardens, yards and along roadsides. The female builds a web that has a conspicuous zig-zag band of white silk in the center of the web. For this reason, these spiders are often called “writing” spiders. […]

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Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention

Mosquitoes threaten your horses’ health Mosquitoes are vectors of arthropod-borne viruses, also known as arboviruses. These viruses are transmitted between birds by mosquitoes, then spread across the continent as infected birds migrate. Most cases of arbovirus diseases occur from June through September, when mosquitoes are most active. In warmer climates mosquitoes may be active in […]

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Two Node Ants

Big-Headed Ant (Pheidole spp.) Description of Workers: Small workers, around 1/16-inch to 1/8-inch (1.5 to 3 mm); yellowish or light to dark brown. The workers are different sizes and some have a very large head in proportion to their body. Habits: Big-headed ants are most common in warmer areas of the United States, but is […]

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Using Rat Traps Effectively: A Quick And Helpful How-To

So, you’ve discovered you have a rat problem in your house, lucky you! Fortunately, rat traps can help you resolve this issue, and if you set them properly, fairly quickly too. Here is the best advice to get the most from your rat trapping efforts. Pick The Right Location Many people make the mistake of […]

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