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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 …

up close of watering a tomato transplant

Got That Gardening Itch?

As sunshine and warm temperatures have made their way into our recent weather pattern, the “itch” to plant something …

aphids on a plant

February's Garden Questions

Now that we have reached the middle of February, many different garden and landscape questions have flooded into our …

bug on twig

Pecan Twig Girdlers

(Adapted from the NC State Extension Twig Girdler Note) This past weekend, while preparing to mow my property, I had …

a group of fire ants on a stick

The Ants Go Marching Into Fall

Now that fall has arrived, this may be your last opportunity to take action against fire ants before colder …

Up close picture of a fall armyworm on a leaf

Fall Armyworms on the March

(Adapted from the article “Fall Armyworms Invade” by Minda Daughtry, Agriculture/Horticulture Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County) Over the past several …

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Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

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Mosquito Control for Rainwater Harvesting Systems

This publication discusses ways in which mosquitoes could become a problem for rainwater harvesting systems …

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Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common disease pests of maple (Acer spp.) in North …

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