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Japanese Beetle Alert!

As of last week, Japanese beetles are flying around Raleigh, eating everything in sight. If a pesticide application in the landscape is necessary, active ingredients...

Friday Fun Post: Ground Pearls!

Ground pearls are identified by the presence of small pearl-like bodies on the roots or in the soil. The pink adult stage that crawls is...

Fire Ants and Electricity

As mentioned in a previous blog post, fire ants are attracted to areas with warmer soil temperatures (around paved surfaces, bare soil and near electric...

Friday Fun Post: Insects and Kiddos!

Brian spent Wednesday morning teaching children about insects at a local pre-school here in Raleigh. It’s never too early to get kids excited about the...

Friday Fun Post: Carpenter Bees Pollinating

Often mistaken for bumblebees, carpenter bees are large, black and yellow solitary bees that make their nests in trees or structural buildings. They are considered...