Category: Entomology

Barklice

Description & Habits Barklice are members of the order Psocoptera, and there are over 300 species in 26 families in the United States and Canada. They are small and, with few exceptions,...

Tick Talk

Anybody who has spent time in the woods or other wild surroundings is familiar with ticks, those blood-sucking arachnids that seek out creatures, including we humans, on which to feed. Most of us...

Pesticide Safety

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill, repel, or control organisms that are considered pests. “Pests” are defined as organisms that prey on, kill, and feed on desirable plants, animals, and humans....

Spiders in the Garden, Oh My!

I don’t have to tell you that some people are terrified of spiders. I chalk it up to fear of the unknown. Like snakes, the best way to lose your fear is by learning about them and how to identify...

Elm Zigzag Sawfly

Introduction The elm zigzag sawfly, or EZS, (Aproceros leucopoda) is an invasive pest that defoliates native and nonnative elm (Ulmus) species. Originally from East Asia, this pest has affected elms...

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