Content tagged "integrated pest management"

Natural Enemies of Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 08, 2018

 Classical or self-sustaining biological control is the use of imported natural enemies to suppress pests.Self-sustaining biological control can be an...

How to Kill Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Ant Pests Updated: January 25, 2018

Find out where fire ants came from, where you find them now, and whether fire ants are good or bad.Then we'll show you how to get rid of fire ants using safe...

How do I get rid of a woodchuck (groundhog) that has taken up residency under our shed, porch, and slab?

Updated: February 10, 2015

In order to control a woodchuck under a deck/shed/porch etc, you have to determine what is legal in your state along with what you want to do.So called...

Fire Ant Biology

Imported Fire Ants Updated: June 11, 2014

Home > How to Kill Fire Ants > Fire Ant BiologyImported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects...

Is there a humane way to discourage pocket gophers from setting up residence in a yard and garden area? I do not want to use traps or poison.

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: September 19, 2013

Repellents, noise/vibration makers, and most other commercial products have not been proven to be effective. Pocket gophers do not hibernate and can continue...

What is necrosis on a plant and what does it look like?

Updated: March 08, 2012

Necrosis on plants is caused by death of plant tissue. It is usually accompanied by black or brown darkening of the affected area.

I found a spider in my garden that is black with long black legs and two yellow stripes going down its back. I am worried it might be poisonous.

Updated: January 11, 2012

It is highly improbable that your spider is poisonous. It may be a black and yellow argiope spider. This spider is harmless and in fact beneficial to the...

Do poisoned peanuts, windmills, etc. sold to kill or repel moles really work?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: October 21, 2011

Killing moles with poisoned peanuts or repelling them with windmills or certain chemical products are among the least effective means of controlling moles....

We had powdery mildew on both acorn squash and cucumbers this season. Does powdery mildew overwinter, and do we need to treat the soil for next year's garden?

Updated: October 18, 2011

We don't usually recommend chemical controls for powdery mildew in the home garden. Powdery mildew's prevalence is very season-dependent. It may be bad one...

My aspen tree has little knobby growths all over the branches; what is it and how can it be treated?

Updated: October 16, 2011

Knobby growths on aspens are symptoms of twig gall, something particularly common in Colorado’s Front Range area. A gall is basically a growth that is...

Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Updated: May 17, 2010

Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests | Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Diseases | Insects | Weeds Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota [1]The...

Are there fireflies in Colorado?

Updated: November 05, 2009

I've heard we don't have chiggers in Colorado so what little bugs could have caused severe red bites over our entire torso? We experienced intense itching, fevers and a high pulse rate. None of us felt anything while it happened.

Updated: October 20, 2009

What should I do if I notice a bat flying around my bedroom?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 15, 2008

How are bats beneficial?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 10, 2008

How to get rid of a hawk in my neighbors tree. It makes a mess with bird droppings all over my patio, patio furniture, plants etc.

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 10, 2008

How can I euthanize mice that are found still alive in a mouse trap?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 09, 2008

How do I get rid of an armadillo living under a deck, shed, or home?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 05, 2008

Opossums are tearing up my lawn, presumably looking for grubs or insects. This particularly happens in the fall. Is there anything I can do to deter this?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 01, 2008

Do chipmunks get inside walls and chew wires etc.?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: November 25, 2008

Eggs or insect excrement? There's a substance similar to coffee grounds on my lettuce. What is it and what should I do?

Updated: April 03, 2008

Insect Pests

Updated: January 02, 2008

Template:hortpestsNAV When insects cause harm to humans or their interests they are often labeled insect pests. Humans often desire to control insect pests...

Why do all my magnolia leaves and flowers have holes in them?

Updated: December 19, 2007

How do you keep raccoons out of your yard?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: February 02, 2007

What toxic baits are available for controlling voles?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: January 19, 2007

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