NC State Extension

Late instar orangestripped oakworm larva on a sidewalk with frass. Photo: SD Frank

Orangestripped Oakworms Hatching

Orange striped oakworms started hatching in Raleigh this week. They have one generation per year. Adults emerge in mid …

Oak spider mite damage on pin oak leaves. Photo: SD Frank

Summer Brings Spider Mites

Most tree species are fed upon by spider mites and many even have their own species. These include maple …

Asian mosquito biting a person's finger

Mosquito Populations Likely to Increase

Last week, NCDHHS announced the first death in 2018 due to West Nile virus (WNV). (see https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/dhhs-reports-state%E2%80%99s-first-death-year-related-west-nile-virus). Although details were …

A swimming pool behind a house

Unwanted Pool Guests

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