Once again, it’s time for ABW season. We have been monitoring sites in western NC since the beginning of February. Adult numbers have been consistently low for the last month and a half but we are starting to observe a significant increase in adults in soap flushes. Sites in Avery and Jackson counties are putting out pyrethroid applications to control adult numbers. Henderson County is still on watch as adult numbers are nowhere near threshold for treatment yet. If you haven’t started yet, you should be scouting for the adults each week using a quick soap flush. If you are unfamiliar with treatment recommendations for ABW or need additional information, check out the Turffiles Pest Info Sheet.