You are here
Pest Control Content
A beneficial bug with some bad habits
My house seems to be the choice location for lady beetles to hang out over the winter. I’ll find dozens of them loitering in the windowsills and even on a ceiling fan. Steve Jacobs is an...
The varroa mite can kill off entire colonies of bees if left untreated
Enemy number one for honey producers is a tiny parasitic mite called the "varroa destructor", and is a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder. It's the size of a pinhead, but to a...
Flies are a nuisance around your horses and stables. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your stables and barns.
Flies are a nuisance around your chicken coop. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your chickens.
Break the cycle with good sanitation, crop rotation, and catching them early
You love to grow squash, melons, and pumpkins in your gardens. Squash bugs really appreciate your effort. Kelly Allsup is an extension horticulture educator at the University of Illinois. She...
Beef producers should be on the lookout for lice infestations and have a plan for controlling the spread to prevent animal stress
Lice is a noticeable problem in cold weather when cattle have heavy winter hair coats, says Ron Lemenager, Purdue Extension beef specialist. "That's the perfect scenario for lice populations...
When varmints are invading your space, it might take a professional to solve the problem
Radio interview source: Ned Bruha, Vice President, Skunk Whisperer Listen to the radio mp3 or read below If you have wildlife invading your space, choose a wildlife control company that...
Get the upper hand on these creepy crawlies by eliminating their favorite hangouts
Radio interview source: Doug Ross, Entomologist, Bayer Animal Health Listen to the radio story mp3 or read below Cockroaches have been around since the days of dinosaurs. If they get...
Nightcrawlers and other exotic earthworm species can cause damage to the ecosystem.
Radio interview source: Bruce Snyder, Biology Instructor, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below It's easy to think earthworms are a...
First, see if you can solve the problem without chemicals. If you can't, here are tips on safe pesticide use.
Fall and early winter are an effective time to use pesticides, but you can solve landscape problems without pesticides by choosing non-chemical alternatives, such as sanitation procedures and...