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Chinch Bugs are out!

Chinch bugs have been increasing in numbers the last two weeks and are causing noticeable damage in warm-season lawns. Chinch bugs are tiny insects that...

Green June beetles are flying!

You may have noticed these big, green beetles flying around in the last week or so. Green June beetle flight activity has begun for 2022....

Japanese Beetle Flight on the Rise

We observed significant increases of Japanese beetle adults at half of our tracking sites (Bertie, Edgecombe, Wake, Lee, Montgomery, and Henderson counties) this week. This...

Early Fall Armyworms!

Starting to see fall armyworm moths along the east coast and in little pockets throughout the state. This is earlier than usual but we have...

Japanese Beetle Alert

It’s official, Japanese beetle adults are active in North Carolina. We have been tracking these insects for about three weeks through our Insect Pest Tracking...

NEW: Turfgrass Insect Pest Tracking Maps

Starting Summer 2022, we are operating a network of collaborators across the state to help monitor for key turfgrass insect pests. This year, we will...