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lichen on azalea

Lichens Are Harmless to Trees

Gray crusty organisms growing on trees and shrubs can be a concern for home gardeners. Luckily, lichens are harmless …

Picture of adult spotted cucumber beetle

Pest Alert! Cucumber Beetles

Several calls about high numbers of cucumber beetles and feeding damage on cucurbits started coming in this week. The …

cedar apple rust on crabapple and juniper

Pest Alert - Cedar Apple Rust

Cedar apple rust is caused by the fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, and requires two hosts to complete its life cycle. …

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open to the public again! To help maintain social distancing, only 3 visitors will be …

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Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Figure 1. Euonymus bush infested with euonymus scale.

Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to identify and manage common armored scale insects that …

Citrus mealybugs

Mealybugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of mealybugs, an insect pest of …

Aphid.

Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of aphid pests of ornamental trees, …

Figure 1. Columbine damage by leafminer flies.

Leafminer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of leafminer flies, an insect pest …