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Gardening Q & A

We are into the full summer gardening season and you know what that means: overabundance of cucumbers and summer …

Do You Have Angry Fire Ants?

Fire ants aggressively attack anyone or anything that disturbs them or their mound. They did not exist in Catawba …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Figure 1. Some spiders build funnel-shaped webs on the ground, n

Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.

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Japanese Beetles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle and addresses how to control it …

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Figure 1. Chinch bug adult (left) vs big-eyed bug (right).

Chinch Bugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the chinch bug and addresses how to control it …

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Figure 2. Annual bluegrass weevil adult.

Annual Bluegrass Weevil in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the annual bluegrass weevil and addresses how to control …

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Figure 1. Cutworm larvae.

Cutworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the cutworm and addresses how to control it as …

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drawing of the tick life stages

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

This publication will help you identify the several species of ticks found in North Carolina …

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Sugarcane Beetle Distribution

Sugarcane Beetles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the sugarcane beetle and addresses how to control it …

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