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….
Who are these arthropods invading your home, and how do you keep them out?
As harvest picks up, so to do fruit flies! How do you get rid of them from your home?
Get to know the brown marmorated stink bug before it gets in your house
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…
What’s a house centipede and should it worry you?
When you bring in those potted plants, you may not be bringing in just your photosynthetic pals! Many different kinds of arthropods may take up residence in the potting medium, one of the most annoying of which is the fungus gnat. Fungus gnats are small flies that infest potting mixtures, soil, and anything else that…
How can you stop those pesky house flies?
Carpenter ants are common in and around the home. How do you identify them and what do you do if they live with you in your house?