Content tagged "insects"

Blueberry Insect Pest Identification Guide

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2015

Prepared by: Denise Attaway and Natalie Hummel  Click here toThe intent of this guide is to inform blueberry producers of all blueberry pests that can attack...

What is an entomologist?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Exhibit “Termites Eat Your Home!” produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah BernardAn entomologist is a scientist that studies...

What is a bug?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Fulgorid planthopper, Honduras. Photo by Sarah BernardWhat we commonly call bugs is actually an entire order of insects called Hemiptera. True bugs are...

Can I eat bugs??

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Beekeepers practice apiculture | Photo by Sarah BernardYes, you can eat bugs! As long as you don’t have a shellfish allergy, that is. In fact, you already...

Why is insect identification important?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Common urban pests compared to the size of a penney, from left to right: Male German cockroach, female German cockroach, female Surinam cockroach. Photo by...

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...

Using Prescribed Fire to Control Ticks

Beef Cattle Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Troublesome pests such as ticks can be controlled with fire. However, for most parasites, control by fire lasts only for one growing season post-burn.Many...

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?

Gardens & Landscapes 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?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 29, 2010

How do insects overwinter in Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 29, 2010

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

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 29, 2010

Can woolly-bear caterpillars do damage to plants?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 28, 2010

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

Gardens & Landscapes 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?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 24, 2010

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

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 24, 2010

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

Gardens & Landscapes 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?

Gardens & Landscapes 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?

Gardens & Landscapes 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?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 24, 2010

Many organisms live on decaying wood, so if decaying wood is removed from the forest for energy production, will it negatively impact the native ecology?

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

Are there fireflies in Colorado?

Updated: November 05, 2009

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