The earwig is a curious pest. It is considered a wonderful mother, a creepy crawler, a natural enemy, and a pest of fruits.
Category: Household Pests
Crawling up the walls: Brown marmorated stink bugs at it again
Yes, they’re back and they’re right on time. The brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have certainly made a name for themselves in eastern Nebraska for invading houses. Over the last few years, they’ve become known as a structural pest and indoor nuisance. Entomologists call them fall invaders or incidental invaders, due to the timing of…
Mosquitoes: A Bad Summer Buzz
Mosquitoes are back and they’re not only annoying, but they can make you sick! Learn what you can do to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your landscape and prevent bites this summer.
What’s Up with All the Wasps?
Paper wasps and yellowjackets are build nests around our home and landscape. Find out how to protect your family and pets from stinging insects before small nests become large colonies.
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
The brown marmorated stink bug is a nuisance as well as a destructive pest and, like its name implies, puts off a nasty odor when crushed. This nonnative invasive pest has been in Nebraska since 2012. The damage the BMSB causes is from its needle-like mouthpart that punctures, resulting in sunken bruised areas on fruits….
Dealing with Fall Invaders
Who are these arthropods invading your home, and how do you keep them out?
Fixing your Fruit Fly Problem
As harvest picks up, so to do fruit flies! How do you get rid of them from your home?
Four Things to Know about Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
Get to know the brown marmorated stink bug before it gets in your house
Three Must Have Books
This week on the GROBigRed Blog we are celebrating National Library Lover’s Month and the books that we love to use. I want to share two of my go-to books and a new addition that I am excited to have this year. Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains (ISBN 978-1-60938-071-7) by…
Wiggly and Wonderful House Centipedes
What’s a house centipede and should it worry you?