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Female carpenter bee drilling hole in spindle

Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Termite wings on a window ledge

Termites "Spring" Into Action

Since I didn’t have any luck with predicting March Madness, I’ll switch to what for many homeowners might be …

Cover photo for Aphids in Wheat

Aphids in Wheat

I have received numerous calls within the past week about relatively heavy aphid levels in wheat. The point of …

False oleander scale on Magnolia grandiflora. Photo: SD Frank

Time to Monitor False Oleander Scales

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