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...

IPM Action Plan for Bed Bugs

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 19, 2015

In general, school and institutional child care center environments are not conducive to bed bug infestations. Bed bugs prefer an environment where they can...

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...

Collection Tips by the Bug Chicks

Learn how to make your own bug net! The Bug Chicks, joined by Junior Master Gardeners, show you how easy it is. You’ll also get tips, tricks, and techniques...

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...

Ants, Bees, and Wasps by the Bug Chicks

Go deep into the worlds of ants, bees and wasps in this episode of the Bug Chicks. You’ll learn the biology and vast diversity of this insect order called...

Fantastic Bug Feats from the Bug Chicks

Insects pack some major muscle! An ant can carry 10 times its bodyweight. A grasshopper can travel the length of a football field in three leaps. Join the...

The Bug Chicks: How Animals Move

The Bug Chicks use their favorite subject – bugs! – to show you how animals move around in their environment. In this video you’ll get an up close look at a...

The Bug Chicks, Episode 1: Bug Bites

Did you know that grasshoppers taste with their feet?! Or that insects have compound eyes, which is like watching 50,000 TV screens at the same time?! Learn...

Do I need a pest control company?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: December 09, 2013

First, are you having trouble with pests in or around your home? If the answer is NO, then you don't currently need a pest control company. However, if the...

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

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