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Insect Identification and Control

Information on insect identification and control, including leafminers, spiders, mosquitos, mites, beetles, ticks, cockroaches, termites, wasps, hornets, slugs, earwigs, grubs, aphids, lanternflies, weevils, maggots, centipedes, stinkbugs and IPM.
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Protecting Companion Animals Against Ticks in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Protecting Companion Animals Against Ticks in Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Erika Machtinger, Hayley R. Springer

Remember, pets that only go in the yard may still be bitten by ticks. Preventing tick bites and promptly removing attached ticks is important for all dogs and cats that go outside. More
Litter beetles can be found in loose litter throughout the house. Photo Credit: commons.wikimedia.org
Lesser Mealworm Beetles in Poultry and Game Bird Facilities - Articles Articles

Lesser Mealworm Beetles in Poultry and Game Bird Facilities

乐动体育注册 Erika Machtinger, Emily Lhamon

Litter beetles, also called darkling beetles, lesser mealworms, or black beetles, can be a serious pest. More
Tick on horse Photo Credit: Erika Machtinger
Protecting Livestock Against Ticks in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Protecting Livestock Against Ticks in Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Erika Machtinger, Hayley R. Springer

Many species of tick can be found on livestock and horses in Pennsylvania, particularly animals that spend some time in pastures. More
Catalpa sphinx caterpillar, which are sometimes called catalpa worms. Photograph by Katja Schulz vai Flickr; used under a CC BY 2.0 license.
Catalpa Worm/ Catalpa Sphinx Moth - Articles Articles
Catalpa worms are native caterpillars that occasionally outbreak and defoliate catalpa trees. More
Common Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Pennsylvania
Common Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Common Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Pennsylvania

Michael J. Skvarla, Erika Machtinger

Tick identification, life history, and distribution; tick-borne diseases; and prevention More
Hickory tussock moth caterpillar. Photo by Kurt Andreas, used with permission.
Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Articles Articles

Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

乐动体育注册 Michael J. Skvarla

Hickory tussock moth caterpillars are fuzzy, white and black caterpillars that are commonly encountered in the fall. The hairs are used for defense and may irritate the skin of sensitive individuals. More
Spotted Lanternfly Management in Vineyards
Spotted Lanternfly Management in Vineyards - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly Management in Vineyards

Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D., Michela Centinari, Ph.D.

This fact sheet provides identification, damage, quarantine, and management information for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that feeds on the vine trunk, shoots, and leaves of grape plants, among other crops. More
Spotted Lanternfly Kids Activity Sheet
Spotted Lanternfly Kids Activity Sheet - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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Get youth involved in learning about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly with this 2-page activity sheet. More
Departamento de Agricultura de Pensilvania
¿Cómo Cumplir con la Normativa de la Cuarentena por la Mosca Linterna de Puntos? - Articles Articles
Una guía que reúne información sobre la identificación, el ciclo de vida, la distribución geográfica y las técnicas de manejo y control de la mosca linterna de puntos en su propiedad. More
Photo: PA Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Landscape Professionals - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Landscape Professionals

乐动体育注册 Heather L Leach, Emelie Swackhamer, Amy Korman

A guide that reviews the identification, life cycle, and techniques for managing SLF. While it can cause significant damage to plants, it is a nuisance pest in the ornamental and landscape industries. More
Figure 1. The varroa mite, Varroa destructor. Photo by Kate Anton.
Methods to Control Varroa Mites: An Integrated Pest Management Approach - Articles Articles

Methods to Control Varroa Mites: An Integrated Pest Management Approach

乐动体育注册 Robyn Underwood, PhD, Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.

Varroa mites (Varroa destructor), are the most influential of all of the pests and diseases of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) today. More
Using Traps for Spotted Lanternfly Management
Using Traps for Spotted Lanternfly Management - Articles Articles

Using Traps for Spotted Lanternfly Management

乐动体育注册 Heather L Leach, Taya Etters

If you have spotted lanternflies, you can wrap sticky bands around tree trunks to stop them. This fact sheet will tell you how to make or where to purchase sticky traps, how to install them, and ways to avoid bycatch. More
Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lanternfly Workshop
Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lanternfly Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Learn about the risks of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly and Emerald Ash Borer. More
Does Your Business Need a Spotted Lanternfly Permit?
Does Your Business Need a Spotted Lanternfly Permit? - Articles Articles
Find out if your business or organization is required to have a Spotted Lanternfly permit in Pennsylvania. More
Adult spotted lanternflies. Photo Credit: E. Smyers
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners

Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

A guide that reviews the identification, life cycle, current distribution, and techniques for managing spotted lanternfly on your property. More
Photo: Holly Raguza, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly: Tips for Handling Yard Waste in Quarantined Areas - Articles Articles
To prevent the movement of this insect, avoid moving yard waste such as woody plant debris (fallen trees or branches and tree trimmings) outside the quarantine area. More
Photo by David Almquist on Bugguide.org, used with permission.
Camphor Shoot Borer (Cnestus mutilatus) - Articles Articles
Camphor shoot borers are an introduced species of ambrosia beetle that attack small-diameter branches and trunks of stressed, weakened, and dying trees. They also accidentally bore holes into plastic gasoline containers, hoses, and tanks. More
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Ticks and Lyme Disease - Workshops Workshops
Learn more about the serious threats Ticks and Lyme Disease have on outdoor gardeners. More
Adult spotted lanternflies. Photo Credit: E. Smyers
Control de la Mosca Linterna con Manchas para el Público en General - Articles Articles

Control de la Mosca Linterna con Manchas para el Público en General

乐动体育注册 Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Las MLM son una plaga invasora destructiva que amenaza la agricultura, la industria maderera y ornamental y las plantas de jardín. More
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Tree Fruit
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Tree Fruit - Articles Articles
Insecticide recommendations for spotted lanternfly in tree fruit, updated January 2019. More
Controlling Tree of Heaven: Why it Matters
Controlling Tree of Heaven: Why it Matters - Videos Videos

Controlling Tree of Heaven: Why it Matters

David R. Jackson

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Learn about the invasive tree-of-heaven, commonly found in Pennsylvania, and how you can use it to help control another invasive species, spotted lanternfly. More
Steatoda grossa female. Photo by Steven Jacobs, Penn State Extension
False Black Widow Spider - Articles Articles

False Black Widow Spider

乐动体育注册 Steve Jacobs

The false black widow is found in the coastal states of the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific regions. It is a common spider in homes and other structures. More
Parasteatoda tepidariorum female. Photo by Steven Jacobs, Penn State Extension
Common House Spider - Articles Articles

Common House Spider

乐动体育注册 Steve Jacobs

Parasteatoda tepidariorum is widely distributed throughout the world. It commonly constructs webs in the corners of walls and windows in houses and barns. More
Eris militaris. Photo by Lynette Elliott, BugGuide.net, photo# 457511
Bronze Jumper - Articles Articles

Bronze Jumper

乐动体育注册 Steve Jacobs

This spider is found throughout most of the continental United States and Canada. More
Salticus scenicus female. Photo by Steven Jacobs, Penn State Extension
Zebra Jumper - Articles Articles

Zebra Jumper

乐动体育注册 Steve Jacobs

This spider, originally from Europe and Asia, is found sporadically from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, south to Georgia, and westward to Colorado. More
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