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Articles & How-To's - Insects and Pests
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  • Clothes Moths
    Adult webbing clothes moths have a wingspread of about 1/2-inch. The body is about 1/4-inch long with wings folded and golden-yellow with a satiny sheen.
  • Striped Cucumber Beetle
    An adult striped cucumber beetle is oblong, yellowish-green in color, about 1/4 inch long, and marked by three slate-black stripes.
  • Periodical and 'Dog-Day' Cicadas
    Adult periodical cicadas, Magicicada spp., are sucking insects, about 1.5-inches long, that appear from May to July.
  • Pharaoh Ant
    Pharaoh workers are very small (about 1/16-inch long), light yellow to reddish brown in color with the abdomen (hind portion of body) somewhat darker.
  • Rearing Mealworms
    Yellow mealworm adult beetles are shiny black, whereas dark mealworm adults are dull black.
  • Earthworm Enemies
    Earthworms are not good large-scale garbage disposal subjects. Before earthworms can use garbage, it must be decomposed by bacteria.
  • Rearing Earthworms
    Rather than pay high prices for earthworms during the off-season, it is possible to collect and store nightcrawlers for the future or raise red worms.
  • Rearing Crickets
    Field cricket adults are dark brown, gray or black with a robust body about 3/4 to 1 inch long. House cricket adults are light yellow-brown or straw-colored and about...
  • Rearing Wax Worms
    Greater wax worm moths are gray or brown, about 3/4 inch long with a wingspread of about 1-1/2 inches. Eggs are white and tiny.
  • Squash Bug
    Adult squash bugs are rather large, about 5/8 inch long and approximately 1/3 as wide. Adults are winged, brownish black, sometimes mottled with gray ...
  • Bugs in and Around the Home
    Certain bugs may become a nuisance in and around the home or cause concern especially when individuals are found indoors.
  • Common Insects and Associated Pests
    Bedding plants and perennials provide the home owner and landscaper with a multitude of colors and textures.
  • Lace Bugs
    Lace bugs are usually detected when their damage to the leaves of host plants becomes evident.
  • Bagworm and Its Control
    The bagworm occurs in the eastern United States from New England to Nebraska and south through Texas.
  • Asian Tiger Mosquito
    Adults are known as tiger mosquitoes due to their conspicuous patterns of very black bodies with white stripes.

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