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Unwanted Pool Guests

Honey Bees – When summer weather turns hot and dry, honey bees (and other insects) will frequently seek out any …

Tulip tree scales and white fluffy lady beetle larvae on a tulip poplar twig. Photo:SD Frank

Natural Enemies in Disguise

Tulip tree scales and other soft scales are maturing and producing a lot of honeydew. This makes people notice …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

impounded water near parking lot

"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …