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…
Mysterious Eggs are Fall Armyworms (Outbreak 2021)
Wondering what all those fuzzy white masses are all over your house, fence, furniture, lawn ornaments, pergola, shed, etc. These are the eggs of the fall armyworm!
In this case, you might want the shrub or vine, euonymous, but not the common euonymous scale insects that often infest them. In fact, in some landscapes, the scale infestations are so common that budding horticulturists and entomologists often think that the symptoms and signs are a natural occurrence, as in “they’re supposed to be there”.
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.
Bugging out with Your Camera Phone
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We will show you how to take a good picture so we can help determine if it’s a beneficial organism or a pest.
Nothing says spring like the American robin. Most years my mom and I will call each other when we see our first robin. There is something uplifting about seeing them. Maybe because they singal the end of winter and the promise of spring. American robins can be found throughout most of North America from the…
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?
Be Careful of Blister Beetles
Are blister beetles devouring your plants? Find out what to do here!