2008 Bugs Bugs Bugs Newsletter

Dennis Ring, Morgan, Alan L., Pollet, Dale K.  |  9/22/2010 12:44:03 AM

September 2008

With all the problems caused by Hurricane Gustav, insect problems are developing in the carnage and broken life styles. Ants and honeybees appear to be the primary problems, with mosquitoes and love bugs not far behind.   

Bugs for September include:

  • Love bugs
  • Carpenter ants
  • Elongate tree ants
  • Crazy ants
  • Argentine ants
  • Fire ants
  • Honeybees
  • Mosquitoes
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August 2008

This month we are seeing a plethora of caterpillars on several trees. Most are not that important except they cause concern for the homeowners, although a couple look very menacing.

Bugs for August include:

  • Walnut caterpillar
  • Yellow-neck caterpillar
  • Yellow/orange-striped oak worm
  • Red-striped oak worm/spiny oak worm
  • Pink-striped oak worm
  • Green-striped maple worm/ rosy maple moth
  • Redheaded azalea caterpillar
  • Hickory horned devil
  • Chinch bugs
  • Fall armyworm/parasites
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July 2008

Although the month started off slowly, insect activity has gained momentum, and several insects are causing the public to have some serious questions. Here is what is of concern to date.

Bugs for July include

  • Asian wooly aphid
  • Lubber grasshopper
  • June beetles
  • Crape myrtle aphids
  • Psocids
  • African honey bees
  • Orange dog caterpilla
  • Cicada killers
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June 2008

Ants appear to be the No. 1 problem at the moment, so here is some information on the ants we’ve had the most calls about in recent weeks.

Bugs for June include:

  • Crazy raspberry ants
  • Crazy ants, Paratrechina longicornis
  • The Texas town or leaf-cutting ant, Atta texana
  • Pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis Argentine ant, Linepithyema humile
  • Argentine ant, Linepithyema humile
  • Carpenter ants, Camponotus sp.
  • Spider mites
  • Fall Web Worms
  • River Birch Sawfly
  • Citrus psyllid
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May 2008

We are having and are about to have some additional insects infestations. The weather conditions are helping to create some of the problems and are holding off others.

Bugs for May include:

  • Honeybees
  • June Bugs
  • Mole Crickets
  • Love Bugs
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Box Elder Bugs
  • Pine Colaspsis
  • Salt Marsh Caterpillars
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February 2008

The erratic weather is creating some problems with insects, and the populations are high. It looks like a long year.

Bugs for February include:

  • Crane Flies
  • Asian Lady Beetles
  • Aphids
  • Thrips
  • Florida Wax Scale
  • Lace Bugs
  • Whiteflies
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