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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

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Common Disease Pests of Maple in North Carolina

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common disease pests of maple (Acer spp.) in North …

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Biopesticides for Disease Management in Vegetable Crops

This publication provides information about what biopesticides are, how they control plant diseases, and how …

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Diseases of Ash Trees in North Carolina

This factsheet describes several diseases that impact the health of ash trees.

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Common Insect Pests of Ash in North Carolina

This factsheet provides descriptions of several pests of Ash trees in North Carolina. It describes …

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Figure 1. Tomato fruitworm.

Pests of Tomato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Corn earworm.

Pests of Sweet Corn

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Southern armyworm.

Pests of Sweetpotato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Blister beetles.

Pests of Potato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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