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When it's hot and dry, chinch bugs come out to eat the grass. These tiny insects leave brown patches and can literally suck the life out of a lawn if not controlled. Radio interview source:...
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Fleas are a challenge to get rid of but you'll get the upper hand by controlling their environment. Fleas live in moist, warm, shady areas. Your best strategy is regular sanitation of these...
You can spend a lot of money on flea control products, but if you don't control the environment the bugs live in, you'll be going in circles. Understanding the life cycle of the flea is your...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Consider the source It's a challenge to keep flies in the barnyard from driving everyone crazy. The stable fly (pictured here) bites both humans and animals, and its bites are painful. Barb...
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If insects are driving you up the walls, paint those walls with some bug juice. There's an EPA-registered paint additive that you can use to control insects. Radio interview source: Cassie...
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An insect infestation in your alfalfa field sends your yield and economic value downhill. Learn how to properly identify the insects and control them for the best outcome. Radio interview source: Dr...
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Now's the time to plan your fly control program
Horn flies normally begin showing up in spring when average daily temperatures reach 65° F for a period of two weeks. They remain a nuisance until cool weather in late fall or early winter. Here...
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Insecticide ear tags A lot of cattle owners use special ear tags impregnated with insecticide to keep flies off of the animals. Face flies and horn flies are the worst. The tags help not only...
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Your animal's health and comfort depend on it.
Biting bullies When flies get out of hand, both animals and people suffer. Stable and horn flies bite, and even houseflies can swarm the faces of animals and cause distress. The potential for...
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Know the signs that these bugs leave behind
Radio interview source: Donald Lewis, entomologist, Iowa State University               Listen here for the radio story Usually when your house is being...
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This little bug causes major damage
Listen to the radio story mp3 The emerald ash borer, also known as Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is a shiny green beetle that is thought to have first entered the United States on cargo ships and...

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