2006 Bugs Bugs Bugs Newsletter

Dennis Ring, Morgan, Alan L., Pollet, Dale K.  |  10/21/2010 8:08:05 PM

March 2006

The weather has been up and down, and the bug populations seem to have adjusted. And if this is any indication, we will have a full year and then some. We are having reports on pests that normally do not show up until April.

Bugs for March include:

  • Giant Mosquitoes/ Crane Flies
  • White Grubs
  • Bark Beetles and Shot Hoke Borers
  • Earthworms
  • Lace Bugs
  • Spider Mites
  • Florida Wax Scale
  • Fire Ants
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April 2006

This is going to be an interesting beginning to what appears to be a long, hot, buggy year. Several problems are being affected by the hot dry weather, and some bugs are being found early and in areas where they are not usually a problem.

Bugs for April include:

  • Armyworms
  • Eastern and Forest Tent Caterpillars
  • Fire Ants
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Honeybee Swarms
  • Spider Mites
  • Aphids
  • Diamondback Moths
  • Buck Moths
  • White Marked Tussock Moths
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May 2006

Until the recent rains we had little to talk about, but with the heavy rains and the showers, we are beginning to see movement in the insect populations.

Bugs for May include:

  • Love Bugs
  • Mole Crickets
  • Armywroms
  • White Grubs
  •  Chafers
  • Eastern and forest tent Caterpillars
  • White Flies
  • pH
  • Mites
  • Leaf Miners
  • Fire Ants
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June 2006

The bugs are on the move, and there is a large diversity and plenty of them.

Bugs for June include:

  • Aphids
  • Carpenter Bees
  • River Birch Sawfly
  • Grubs/June Beetles
  • Colaspsis Beetles
  • Devil Horse
  • Bagworms
  • Squash Vine Borer
  • Leaf Footed Bugs
  • Cowpea Curculio
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July 2006

We are seeing some replays on some pest and a few new ones.

Bugs for July include:

  • Chinch Bugs
  • Fall Army Worms
  • Cicadas
  • Cicada Killers
  • Asain Hackberry Aphid
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Wheel Bugs
  • Black Turpentine Beetles
  • Fire Ants
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August 2006

The dry weather has given in to the rains, but the effects of the dry weather remain as some insect populations persist.

Bugs for August include:

  • Velvet Ants
  • Hibiscus Midge
  • Leaf-Footed Plant Bugs
  • Box Elder Bugs
  • Psocids
  • Field Crickets/Grasshoppers
  • Large Ips
  • Black Turpentine Beetles
  • Fall Webworms
  • Mole Crickets
  • Armyworms
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September 2006

We are seeing a decline in some insect populations but some explosions in others. Here are some potential problems this month.

Bugs for September include:

  • Love Bugs
  • Sugarcane Beetles
  • Hibiscus Midge
  • Mole Crickets
  • Citrus Leaf Miner
  • Drugstore and Cigarette Beetles
  • Spider Mites
  • Spiders
  • Town Ants
  • White Fringe Beetles
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October 2006

A few strange caterpillars and other insects are being found around the state. Hope this helps you to answer some questions.

Bugs for October Include:

  • Fungus Gnats
  • Phorid flies
  • Melon Worms
  • Stinging Caterpillars
  • Large Caterpillars
  • Ants and Spiders
  • Firewood Pests
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