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Ground Pearl Crawlers!

If you’re familiar with ground pearls, you may normally envision small, pearl-like cysts or slightly larger pink females (Fig. 1, 2) found in turfgrass attached...

Fire Ant Alert!

Although fire ants are active (and can forage!) in NC from February through November, they are especially prevalent when temperatures are warm and following periods...

Grub Indicators: Scoliid Wasps

Noticing large (>1/2 in), dark wasps hovering in and around the turf canopy the last few weeks (see video)? It’s likely that they are scoliid...

Green June beetle Alert!

Although they have been buzzing around outside my apartment complex for the last week or so (see video), numbers of Green June beetle adults have...

Fall Armyworms in June?!?

We have heard reports of fall armyworm egg masses around homes and buildings in Charlotte, NC. While the timing is earlier than usual (armyworms typically...

Crane Fly Alert!

Look familiar? We are seeing a lot of crane flies this time of year and although commonly mistaken for mosquitoes, they do not rely on...