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Find out how you can control five damaging pests in your garden.
Take a bite out of being bit by understanding what they are and where they lurk.
Enjoying the great outdoors often involves sitting in the grass. And if you find yourself scratching like mad the next day, you sat on a nest of chiggers. Entomologist Ken Holscher at Iowa State...
Discovering a thick mat of brown needles underneath your evergreen tree can be quite startling
I have two evergreens in my yard that always seem to have brown needles on them somewhere. The trees aren’t very old, so it’s hard to know if I should be concerned. Extension Forester...
Millions of monarchs are flying south for the winter
One of nature’s greatest spectacles is the annual monarch butterfly migration as they fly south to their winter homes for hibernation. There are no other insects in the world that migrate twice...
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I have a beautiful, mature ash tree in my yard that shades the west side of my house. It’s healthy, and structurally sound. At this point, the emerald ash borer isn’t close by, but it...
This large family of tiny bees is found all over the world
When I’m working outside in the summertime, I’m often annoyed by small bees that would rather land on me than the flowers I’m tending. They’re sweat bees, and range in...
You can't completely bug-proof your home, but you don’t have to make it easy for them
It drives me crazy when I find a spider in the shower and ants in the kitchen. Where do they come from and how did they get in? Shayne Wetherall is the CEO of Envance Technologies, a company that...
A new online resource for your farm and home.
New GordonsUSA.com website helps property owners find solutions to lawn and pest problems around the farm and home. Information on products for lawn weed and insect control, pasture...
Summer heat and drought are prime conditions for midge flies to make the deer sick
A tiny midge fly is biting deer and infecting the animals with a virus that causes hemorrhagic disease. Emily Flinn is a resource scientist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. She says...
The Colorado potato beetle will chew the leaves of potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants to nothing
The Colorado potato beetle is a familiar pest in the vegetable garden and will munch foliage till there's nothing left. Tom Kuhar is an associate professor of entomology at Virginia Tech. He...