Pest Problems in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

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As the floodwaters recede following hurricane Matthew and people begin the difficult task of cleanup in and around their homes, they will likely encounter a variety of pest problems. While some of these pest issues are primarily of a nuisance nature. but still distract us from cleanup efforts, other pests can pose a biting/stinging hazard to us and volunteers working in their area. Damage to homes and other buildings can produce conditions favorable to some pests at later times.

Here are some pest problems your might encounter over the next few weeks.

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Photo of Dr. Michael WaldvogelDr. Michael WaldvogelExtension Specialist (Household & Structural Entomology) (919) 515-8881 mike_waldvogel@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University

Contributing Specialist

Photo of Dr. David TarpyDr. David TarpyProfessor and Extension Specialist (Apiculture) (919) 515-1660 david_tarpy@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University
Updated on Jan 6, 2017
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