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Millipede on house siding

Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

Oak lace bugs in multiple stages with fecal spots. Photo: SD Frank

Lace Bugs on Landscape Plants

This week I have seen a couple species of lace bugs active on landscape plants. Yes, there are over …

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 …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Storm water trapped by to prevent running into river

Mosquito Activity on the Rise

Memorial Day weekend is often the signal to fire up the grills. However, the previous week’s heavy rains in …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Adult sugarcane beetle.

Sugarcane Beetle in Strawberries

This factsheet provides information on the sugarcane beetle and its impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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strawberry decorative photo

Whiteflies in Strawberries

This factsheet provides information on whiteflies and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

5 days ago

Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

5 days agoAfricanized Honey Bees
Map showing BMSB detections by county in NC.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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The aleurodiform of the witchhazel leaf gall aphid on birch.

Witchhazel Leaf Gall Aphid

This factsheet describes the biology of the witchhazel leaf gall aphid, Hormaphis cornu, and provides …

5 days agoPDIC Factsheets
Fall armyworm larva crawling along the ground in front of grass

Fall Armyworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fall armyworms and addresses how to control them as …

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Figure 1A. Adult beetle.

The Small Hive Beetle: A Pest of Honey Bee Colonies

This factsheet describes the small hive beetle, its life cycle and how to prevent infestations …

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disease symptoms on a plant

Marchitez de Fusarium en sandía

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …