2009 Bugs Bugs Bugs Newsletter

Dennis Ring, Morgan, Alan L., Pollet, Dale K.  |  8/24/2010 6:18:49 PM

January 2009

Well, the year is starting mixed up as usual – warm-to-hot wet weather when it should be cool. And we are beginning to see some of the results of the weather conditions.

Bugs for January include:

  • strawberry/scarlet-bodied wasp moth
  • bed bugs
  • horse-hair worms
  • spiders
  • centipedes
  • millipedes
  • ants
  • small flies
  • stored-product pests

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February 2009

Although we have had some crazy weather, we are still seeing some insects flying around and creating a nuisance of themselves. Even honeybee swarms are starting with the hot, sunny weather we had last week, and those in trees are coming out and getting ready for spring, which seems just around the corner.

Bugs for February include:

  • leaf-footed plant bugs
  • crane flies
  • aphids
  • honeybees
  • Mexican rice borer

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March 2009

Well agents, with the hot and cold variations we’re having, it’s hard to tell what all will show up this spring. Several pests have already begun, and several other show potential to be problems. Here is what we are seeing already.

Bugs for March:
  • Buck moths
  • Eastern tent caterpillars
  • Forest tent caterpillars
  • Tussock moths
  • Varied carpet beetles
  • Mites
  • White flies
  • Scales

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April 2009

Well, the weather cannot make up its mind as to rainfall or temperature, but the insect population has been awakened and is already moving everywhere. Looks like it will be a big bug year, so be aware. Remember to watch for any unusual signs, symptoms or bugs because several invasive pests are heading to our doorsteps, knocking on the door and trying to get in.

Bugs for April include:

  • honey bees
  • devil horse grasshoppers
  • termites
  • slugs and snails
  • centipedes and millipedes
  • mole crickets
  • citrus leaf miner
  • love bugs
  • town ants
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May 2009

We are getting hot and wet, and we are beginning to see some serious insect problems.

Bugs for May:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Midges
  • Carpenter bees
  • Deer flies & horseflies
  • Mayflies
  • Overuse of pesticides
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June 2009

Bugs for June include:

  • Colaspsis beetles
  • Colorado potato beetles
  • Leaf miners
  • Tortoise beetle
  • Salt marsh caterpillars
  • Chinch bugs
  • Spider mites
  • Broad mites.
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August 2009

Here are the bugs of August. Some are a little unusual, especially the parasite.

Bugs for August:

  • Ensign wasps
  • Armyworms
  • Red-headed azalea caterpillars
  • Lantana lace bug
  • Asian hackberry aphid
  • Rose borer
  • Grape leaf skeletonizer
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September 2009

A variety of insects are showing up this month. Some are repeats, and others are common this time of year.

Bugs for September include:

  • slugs
  • yellow jackets
  • stinging caterpillars
  • fire ants
  • love bugs
  • Green June beetles
  • loopers
  • Elongated Tree ants
  • armyworms
  • Diaprepes weevil
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November 2009

A variety of pest problems have developed the past month, and homeowners need a “heads up.”

Bugs for November Include:

  • spiders
  • Cigarette/drugstore beetles
  • Indian meal moths,thrips
  • roaches
  •  plants indoors
  • slugs and snails
  • Silverfish/firebrats
  • mosquitoes
  •  brown recluse
  • bed bugs
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