Penn State Extension

65 Results

List Grid

Photo by David Almquist on Bugguide.org, used with permission.
Camphor Shoot Borer (Cnestus mutilatus) - Articles Articles
Camphor shoot borers are an introduced species of ambrosia beetle that attack small-diameter branches and trunks of stressed, weakened, and dying trees. They also accidentally bore holes into plastic gasoline containers, hoses, and tanks. More
Insects on Real Christmas Trees
Insects on Real Christmas Trees - Articles Articles

Insects on Real Christmas Trees

Michael J. Skvarla

Most real Christmas trees are free of insects and other arthropods. However, it is possible that some trees may harbor one or more species. More
Asian longhorned ticks are can be found on deer and other wildlife, as well as livestock and companion animals.
Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis - Articles Articles

Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis

Erika Machtinger, Michael J. Skvarla

The Asian Longhorned tick is a recent invasive tick to Pennsylvania. This tick can be found on wildlife and on livestock. It is important to be aware of the presence of this tick and to implement prevention and control measures when necessary. More
Sclerodermus Latreille
Sclerodermus Latreille - Articles Articles

Sclerodermus Latreille

Michael J. Skvarla

Sclerodermus are small wasps that can become pestiferous and sting people when they attack wood-boring beetle larvae that have infested wooden structures and furniture. More
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug - Articles Articles

Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Magnolia leaf-footed bugs are brown bugs occasionally found on magnolia. They do not pose a risk to human health and do not cause damage to or reduce the vigor of infested trees, but may be nuisance pests. More
Jalysus wickhami. Photo © John Rosenfeld
Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) adult. Photo: Michael Skvarla, Penn State
Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania

Michael J. Skvarla, Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) (Microtheca ochroloma) is a serious pest of cruciferous crops. More
Michael Skvarla, director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, holds a walking stick. Photo by Amy Duke
Penn State Department of Entomology Offers Insect Identification Services - News News
Director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences knows his bugs More
Photo: T. Baugher, Penn State
A Brief Guide to Hand Lenses - Articles Articles

A Brief Guide to Hand Lenses

Michael J. Skvarla

Arthropods, including plant pests and biocontrol agents, are often difficult to identify with the naked eye. More
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

On many farms or orchards, bird damage is minimal while for others, problems from birds can be substantial. More
Managing Your Restored Wetland
Managing Your Restored Wetland - Articles Articles

Managing Your Restored Wetland

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Charles Andrew Cole, Ph.D., Robert P Brooks, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about forest ecosystems, management, and stewardship practices, as well as wildlife, water, tree identification and measurement, and legacy planning. More
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about trees, wildlife, water, and ecology. Learn to teach children and teens with activities and through curriculum recommendations. Earn Act 48 credits. More
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public - Online Courses Online Courses
$79.00
Learn practical knowledge and skills about forest trees, wildlife, and water, as well as forest ecology, management, and silviculture. More
USDA Forest Service, Northern and Intermountain Region, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Wildlife Damage - CSI Wildlife - Webinars Webinars
Free
Ever wonder who assaulted your apple tree or committed a felony on your tulips? Learn crime scene investigation techniques to learn “who done it.” More
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Articles Articles

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier. More
House Finch Conjunctivitis
House Finch Conjunctivitis - Articles Articles

House Finch Conjunctivitis

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

How to detect conjunctivitis in birds, which birds are affected, effects, and how to prevent the spread of the disease. More
Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds
Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds - Articles Articles

Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Adding a bird bath to your yard is the easiest way to provide drinking and bathing water for birds. More
Pine Siskin
Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics - Articles Articles

Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Feeding birds is a great way to brighten a dreary winter day. It's also a never-ending source of entertainment and enjoyment. More
Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Amanda Yeager

68

$9.00
Develop a wildlife management plan for your property. More
Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon
Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon - Articles Articles

Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

I found a banded pigeon. How can I find the owner? More
Sprayed by a Skunk
Sprayed by a Skunk - Articles Articles

Sprayed by a Skunk

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

My dog was sprayed in the face by a skunk. She smells terrible. How can I get rid of the smell? More
Timing for Excluding Bats
Timing for Excluding Bats - Articles Articles

Timing for Excluding Bats

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

We have a group of bats living in our attic and would like to bat proof the house, but don’t want to seal bats in. What is the best time for excluding bats? More
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat - Articles Articles

Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

By enhancing wildlife habitat on your property, you can improve the habitat quality for wildlife while increasing wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities. More
Forest Stewardship: Wildlife
Forest Stewardship: Wildlife - Articles Articles

Forest Stewardship: Wildlife

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Wildlife is an integral part of any healthy forest community. The information provided will provide you with the basic knowledge needed to begin wildlife stewardship on your property. More
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3