2007 Bugs Bugs Bugs Newsletter

Dennis Ring, Morgan, Alan L., Pollet, Dale K.  |  10/22/2010 12:06:38 AM

March 2007

Spring is supposed to be here shortly, but the temperature outside is a little frosty. But this hasn’t deterred the insects. These are out and active:

Bugs for March include:

  • Carpenter Bees
  • Azalea Lace Bugs
  • Spider Mites
  • Leafminers
  • Honeybees
  • Shot Hole Borers
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April 2007

The weather has warmed, and the bugs are everywhere. Some are even a little early.

Bugs for April include:

  • May or June Beetles
  • Solitary Bees
  • Spider Mites
  • Clover Mites
  • Fire Ants
  • Mole Crickets
  • Armyworms
  • Whiteflies
  • Imported Will Leaf Beetle
  • Giant Palm Weevil
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June 2007

Well, summer is here, and we are seeing some different pests to start it off.

Bugs for June include:

  • Convict Caterpillars
  • Magnolia Scales
  • Horse Flies and Deer Flies
  • Two-lined Spittlebug
  • Silverfish and Firebrats
  • Lace Bugs: Azalea and Lantana
  • Cigarette and Drugstore Beetles
  • Bed Bugs
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July 2007

We have discussed numerous pests that can be found in and around the homes and fields. Recently we have had several beneficial insects sent in for identification. Here are some of the more common beneficial insects we see that help to manage the pest problems.

Bugs for July include:

  • Tiger Beetles
  • Lace Wings (Green and Brown)
  • Ant Lions
  • Dragon Flies and Damsel Flies
  • Earwigs
  • Assassin Bugs
  • Lady Beetles
  • Syrphid Flies
  • Robber Flies
  • Wasps
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August 2007

As soggy as it has been one would hope that most of the insects had drowned, but alas, no such luck. Some have said they have become more relaxed and excited in the somewhat cooler environment and many have moved indoors to escape the constant drenches and standing puddles.

Bugs for August include:

  • Lace bugs
  • Aphids
  • Two-lined Spittle Bug
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Citrus Leaf Miners
  • Devil Horses, Lubber Grasshoppers
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September 2007

The insect list is short this month, but one item in particular includes an in-depth discussion. The African honeybees and their recent discovery in two more parishes have some of the public concerned. Before there is a panic, some information needs to be presented.

Bugs for September include:

  • Love Bugs
  • Cicadas
  • Red Headed Azalea Caterpillars
  • African Honeybees
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October 2007

A couple of bugs this month are new to the state. You're encouraged to pick up and send in anything you have not seen before. Especially if you get plants from outside the state or something unusual shows up after a storm or other extreme conditions.

Bugs for October include:

  • Wooly White Fly
  • Black Flies
  • Aphids
  • White Flies
  • Azalea Bark Scale
  •  Melon Worms
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Incidental Insects
  • Seed Bugs
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November 2007

The bug situation is gradually slowing down outside, but it could pick up indoors if clients are not careful!

Bugs for November include:

  • Sawflies
  • Firewood Pests
  • Moving Plants
  • Pantry Pests
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May 2007

We finally got some rain but it only made things grow better for some pest.

Bugs for May include:

  • Thrips
  • Slugs
  • White Flies
  • River Birch Sawfly
  • Lubber Grasshoppers
  • Love Bugs
  • Orange Dog Caterpillars
  • Carpenter Ants
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February 2007

It’s cold outside, but the bugs are still around. The weather may have killed a few, but the vast majority is still kicking. A good example is the mosquitoes we have been seeing every time the sun warms us up a little.

Bugs for February include:

  • Buck Moth Larva
  • Forst and Eastern Tent Caterpillars
  • White Grubs
  • Earthwroms
  • Crane Flies
  • African Honeybees
  • Aphids
  • pH
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