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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...

Two-lined Spittlebug Alert

Two-lined spittlebugs are small (less than 1/2 in long), dark brown or black insects with two distinct orange or red lines running across their wings...

Fall Armyworm Season Has Started

We’ve gotten our first reports of fall armyworms (FAW) in the state for this year. FAW are one of our major turf pests in North...

Green June Beetle Alert

These beetles are hard to miss! Green June beetles are not only easy to spot due to their size and bright green and gold coloration...

Japanese Beetles are here!

In between rain showers the last two weeks, Japanese beetles have been spotted flying, mating and consuming plant tissue around North Carolina. Japanese beetles are...