Content tagged "integrated pest management"

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...

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...

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

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

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