Content tagged "insects"

Using Fire to Manage Horn Flies on Cattle

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Indigenous tribes of North America, Africa and Australia used fire for a variety of reasons including control of insects.  Commercial livestock operators...

What are the natural enemies of grasshoppers?

Updated: March 08, 2012

Grasshoppers face a host of predators including birds, rodents, spiders, skunks, several species of flies and horsehair worms--all that feed on grasshoppers....

How do daytime temperatures affect mosquito populations?

Updated: February 12, 2011

What are miller moths, where do they come from, and what is the best way to control their presence inside a house?

Updated: June 29, 2010

How do insects overwinter in Colorado?

Updated: June 29, 2010

What is a one-inch-long, wasp-looking insect that has a stinger about four inches long?

Updated: June 29, 2010

Can woolly-bear caterpillars do damage to plants?

Updated: June 28, 2010

What could be causing white crystals to form on the leaves of a tomato plant?

Updated: June 25, 2010

What can be done to treat a honeylocust tree that has been attacked by locust borers? Are they after the sap or something else?

Updated: June 24, 2010

What are some potential problems that could affect aspen trees in high plains backyards?

Updated: June 24, 2010

Is it a good investment to have spruce and aspen trees sprayed to prevent insects in the spring?

Updated: June 24, 2010

What kind of iridescent green insects (about 1/8-inch long) could have attacked whirling butterfly bushes and eaten nearly all the plant leaves? Will they return and, if so, what is the best method of control?

Updated: June 24, 2010

What kind of large, red flying wasp with blue wings would be dragging a large rubbery-looking spider across the patio, then stuffing it into a hole in the ground? Is it a hunting wasp, and what kind of spider is it?

Updated: June 24, 2010

Small bubbly blobs of milky-white foam can be found on my junipers. What is it and can it damage my junipers or other garden plants?

Updated: June 24, 2010

Are there fireflies in Colorado?

Updated: November 05, 2009

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