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Millipede on house siding

Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Voles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of voles and addresses how to control them in turf.

22 hours agoTurfFiles
White grub on soil

White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

22 hours agoTurfFiles
wasp with black and yellow markings

Yellowjackets in Turf

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

22 hours agoTurfFiles
Palm leaf skeletonizer

Palm Leaf Skeletonizer

This factsheet describes the biology of the palm leaf skeletonizer, Homaledra sabalella, and provides recommendations …

22 hours agoPDIC Factsheets
funnel shaped web

Spiders in and Around Homes

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

24 hours agoBiting and Stinging Pests
Photo of lesions on a potato (top) and a stem (bottom).

Potato Late Blight

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of potato late blight.

Cranberry rootworm beetle (small, brown beetle on white background)

Cranberry Rootworm Beetles on Ornamentals

This factsheet describes the biology of the cranberry rootworm beetle, Rhadopterus picipes, and provides residential …

24 hours agoPDIC Factsheets
Mating pair of differential grasshoppers

Grasshoppers on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes the biology of several species of grasshopper, and provides residential management recommendations.

24 hours agoPDIC Factsheets