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Commonly Encountered Pennsylvania Spiders
Commonly Encountered Pennsylvania Spiders - Articles Articles
This publication discusses the more common and important spider species in Pennsylvania, including two rarely encountered but medically important species. More
Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites When Using Tires as Anchors for Silo Covers
Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites When Using Tires as Anchors for Silo Covers - Articles Articles
This brochure details methods for reducing mosquito population around bunk silos and offers alternatives to using full-casing tires. More
West Nile Encephalitis: What You Need to Know
West Nile Encephalitis: What You Need to Know - Articles Articles

West Nile Encephalitis: What You Need to Know

Sharon I Gripp, Steve Jacobs, Winand Hock, Ph.D.

Basic information about West Nile Encephalitis, including history, transmission, symptoms, treatment and how to manage/control its existence in our community. More
E. Richard Hoebeke, Cornell University, Bugwood.org
Viburnum Leaf Beetle - Articles Articles

Viburnum Leaf Beetle

Steve Jacobs

An invasive species, the viburnum leaf beetle has the potential to become a serious problem in nurseries and landscapes in Pennsylvania. More
Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
Identifying Common Household Insects in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Proper pest identification is the first step in making an integrated pest management (IPM) decision. More
Figure 1. Lodged corn seen from a distance.
Corn rootworms Suspected of Resistance to Bt Corn Varieties Discovered - Articles Articles
Western corn rootworms that developed resistance to some Bt corn varieties may now be a problem in PA. More
Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely
Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely - Articles Articles

Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely

Amy Korman, Sharon I Gripp, Steve Jacobs, Winand Hock, Ph.D.

Repellents are chemicals applied to provide relief and protection from mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting pests. Proper and safe use of these chemicals is necessary. More
Jeff Weidhaas, Bruce Terminix, Bugwood.org
Eastern Subterranean Termite Control - Articles Articles
Eastern subterranean termites often damage structural timbers in buildings. This article discusses their life cycle, and structural and chemical methods of termite control. More
Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control
Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control - Articles Articles

Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control

Steve Jacobs, Kristie Auman-Bauer, Lyn Garling

This article provides brief descriptions of common urban pests, including cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, moths, and more. More
Is Something Biting Me?
Is Something Biting Me? - Articles Articles

Is Something Biting Me?

Steve Jacobs

This article will aid sufferers in receiving relief from what, for many, has become an unbearable condition. More
Source: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Tree Fruit Insect Pests - Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs - Articles Articles
Tarnished plant bugs, Lygus lineolaris, other plant bugs, and various species of stink bugs feed on various tree fruits and on many wild and cultivated plants and make up a unique pest complex. More
Mourad Louadfel, Bugwood.org
Keep an Eye Out for Cereal Leaf Beetle - Articles Articles
Scout now for infestations of cereal leaf beetle in small grain fields. The larval stage feeds on the leaves and fields appear white if heavily infested. More
Assessing Soybean Fields for Insect Damage
Assessing Soybean Fields for Insect Damage - Articles Articles
This time of year (July) a suite of insect pest species are feeding upon soybean foliage. More
Alfalfa Weevil
Alfalfa Weevil - Articles Articles

Alfalfa Weevil

John Tooker, Ph.D.

Alfalfa weevil is one of the two most-damaging insect pests of alfalfa in Pennsylvania (the other is potato leafhopper). It is an exotic species that likely evolved in Asia, but appears to have been introduced to the U.S. at least three times. More