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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
Are Home Remedies a Good Solution? Penn State Extension Says No!
Are Home Remedies a Good Solution? Penn State Extension Says No! - Articles Articles
Many home remedies can be found on the internet, but are they the best choice? 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
Pesticide Labels and SDSs
Pesticide Labels and SDSs - Articles Articles

Pesticide Labels and SDSs

Sharon I Gripp

Links to pesticide labels and SDSs. More
Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company
Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company - Articles Articles
When you discover a pest problem in or around your home, such as the spotted lanternfly, the first step is to identify the pest. 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
Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores
Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores - Articles Articles

Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores

Sharon I Gripp, Héctor Núñez Contreras

Penn State está a la vanguardia en asuntos relacionados con la salud de los polinizadores. 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
Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 - Articles
Safety Recommendations and Legal Requirements More
Pesticide Storage and Security
Pesticide Storage and Security - Articles Articles

Pesticide Storage and Security

Sharon I Gripp, John Ayers, Ph.D., Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.

This article describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber para Desechar Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber para Desechar Pesticidas - Articles Articles
Desechar pesticidas inapropiadamente puede causar peligros serios a humanos, animales y medio ambiente. Esta hoja informativa provee recomendaciones de como desechar pesticidas en forma adecuada. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca del Almacenamiento de Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca del Almacenamiento de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide) El almacenamiento apropiado de los pesticidas ayuda a la prolongación de la vida útil del producto y también a la protección de la salud humana, animal y ambiental. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca de Como Leer Etiquetas de Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca de Como Leer Etiquetas de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label) Esta publicación explica el contenido en la hoja frontal de las etiquetas de los pesticidas y otros puntos importantes en el resto del documento. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber Para Protegerte Durante el Uso de Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber Para Protegerte Durante el Uso de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides) Vestirse adecuadamente durante la descarga, la mezcla y la aplicación de pesticidas proporciona una barrera entre los pesticidas y el cuerpo humano. More
Escoger una Compañía Calificada para Control de Plagas o Mantenimiento de Césped
Escoger una Compañía Calificada para Control de Plagas o Mantenimiento de Césped - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company) Muchos problemas de plagas necesitan de asistencia profesional. Esta publicación le ayudara para asegurarse que la compañía que usted contrate tenga los requisitos legales and conocimiento apropiado. More
Protect yourself with gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants and shoes or boots
What You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides - Articles Articles
Protective clothing used when mixing, loading, or applying pesticides provides a barrier between the pesticide and the human body. More
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide - Articles Articles
Pesticide users must properly dispose of pesticide wastes, such as unused chemicals and pesticide containers. Improperly disposed pesticide wastes can create serious hazards for the environment. More
Keep Out of Reach of Children
What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide - Articles Articles

What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide

Sharon I Gripp, Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.

A nationwide study by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that almost one-half of surveyed households with children under the age of 5 had at least one pesticide stored within their reach. More
What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label
What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label - Articles Articles
Labels provide directions on how to mix, apply, store, and dispose of a pesticide product. Using a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling is a violation of federal law. More
Find Pesticide Recertification Credits
Find Pesticide Recertification Credits - Articles Articles
Find pesticide recertification credits on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PaPlants website. More
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