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Hornworms in Tomatoes

Adapted from Charlotte Glen N.C. Cooperative Extension at Check Tomatoes for Hornworms If the leaves of your tomato plant seem …

Seven spotted lady beetle on a plant stem

Lady Beetles in the Landscape

As temperatures begin to climb, so do the number of insects in our home landscapes. One of the most …

Close-up of a fire ant on a stick

Ants Springing Up

Now that spring has arrived, this may be your first opportunity of the year to take action against fire …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

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Banded Woollybear / Isabella Moth

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Asian oak leaf beetle lacks dark spots

Asian Oak Leaf Beetle, Demotina modesta

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Elm Zigzag Sawfly

The elm zigzag sawfly is an invasive species first reported in North America in 2020. …

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Arthropod Pests of Azalea

This entomology insect note includes information on the identification and management of arthropod pests of …

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American plum borer

American Plum Borer in Ornamentals

This factsheet describes the biology of the American plum borer, Euzophera semifuneralis, and provides residential …

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Ailanthus webworm moth

Ailanthus Webworm

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Bed bug aggregation and fecal spots.

Tips for Preventing the Spread of Bed Bugs

This Entomology Insect Note provides tips on preventing the spread of bedbugs.

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Root Knot Nematode of Soybean

Root knot nematodes can cause significant damages to soybean fields in North Carolina. This factsheet …