One of the most common insect pests of citrus trees is the citrus leaf-miner. It is a tiny maggot larva that mines its way through the inside of a leaf feeding on the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf at the same time.
Stinging caterpillars are out and will remain active on a variety of oaks and other shade trees well until the end of May. There are four types to be concerned with: the Saddleback, the IO moth, the Buck moth, and the Puss moth caterpillars.
How to effectively control fire ant in the home landscape.
Advice on how to control spiders inside and outside the home.
This article addresses how to remove love bugs from your car.
This article addresses how to control earthworms and millipedes.
This article addresses how to avoid being biten by mosquitos.
Mosquito repellents can be very effective toward reducing the potential for mosquito bites. Information on how mosquito repellents work and the various types available can be reviewed through this infromation as titled "Mosquito Repellents."
The two most common water pests are the backswimmer and the water boatman.
(Distributed 01/21/11) The LSU AgCenter recently released a handy pocket-size guide to help with identification and control of pests in and around buildings. Titled “Pest Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings,” the publication was supported with funds from the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center and was prepared by experts from the LSU AgCenter, Texas AgriLife, the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee.