|American Cockroach||Mar 4, 2010||444-288|
|Baldfaced Hornet||Jun 11, 2010||3006-1449|
|Bed Bugs Biology and Behavior||Jun 25, 2013||ENTO-8P|
|Bed Bugs: How to Protect Yourself and Your Home||May 14, 2013||ENTO-31NP|
|Boxelder bug, Hemiptera: Rhopalidae, Leptocoris trivittatus||Jan 24, 2011||3101-1525|
|Carpenter Bee||Jun 11, 2010||3006-1450|
|Carpet Beetles - Coleoptera: Dermestidae||May 16, 2011||3104-1588|
|Como Identificar Infestaciones de Chinches||
Los chinches no aparecen por arte de magia. Ellos aparecen porque usted los trae a su hogar. Entonces usted como cree que los trajo a su hogar, en sus maletas después de un viaje, o en algún mueble que usted compró en una tienda de garaje? La mayoría de la gente sospecha que tiene chinches cuando encuentran inexplicables picaduras en su cuerpo. En la mayoría de los casos estas personas se va a dormir sintiéndose bien pero cuando se levanta la mañana siguiente se encuentra con molestas picaduras.
|May 3, 2012||ENTO-5P|
|Dogwood Twig Borer||
Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Obrea tripunctata
Elm, dogwood, viburnum, and many fruit trees.
Description of Damage
The larvae tunnel in live twigs and feed down the center of the branch, making a long series of closely placed round holes for the exudation of frass. Periodically, the larvae cut off portions of the twig from within and continue to feed inside the twig on the green wood working their way down.
|May 1, 2009||444-625|
|Drugstore and Cigarette Beetles, Drugstore Beetle: Coleoptera: Anobiidae, Stegobium paniceum Cigarette Beetle: Coleoptera: Anobiidae, Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius)||Jan 24, 2011||3101-1526|
|Earwigs, Dermaptera: Forficulidae||Jan 24, 2011||3101-1527|
|Giant Resin Bee||
Scientific Name: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae Megachile sculpturalis SmithSize: about 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) Color: Black and yellow-brown Description: Giant resin bees are large with a cylindrical body and large jaws. They have a dark head and abdomen with yellow-brown hair on the face, thorax, and the first segment of the abdomen behind the "waist." The wings are a transparent brown color that darkens toward the tips. Male giant resin bees have a truncated, squared abdomen while the females have a more tapered, pointed abdomen.
Giant resin bees can be distinguished from bumblebees and carpenter bees by their cylindrical bodies and the appearance of their abdomens. Giant resin bees do not have hairy abdomens like bumblebees, nor are their abdomens shiny like carpenter bees.
|May 1, 2009||444-206|
|Gloomy Scale||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-44NP|
|Gypsy Moth in Virginia: An Update||
Most Virginians are aware that the gypsy moth is a serious pest of hardwoods in our state. Although this insect has maintained a low profile the past few years, there was a general resurgence in moth populations in 2000. This population increase serves as a reminder that, in areas where gypsy moth has become established, this pest is still present in the environment even when populations are too low to be noticed.
Gypsy moth is a native of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It was accidentally released in the U.S. over 130 years ago by a Frenchman who wanted to cross it with native silk moths. From its original introduction near Boston, Massachusetts, this pest has spread into the mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states (Fig. 1).
|May 1, 2009||444-750|
|How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation||
You cannot just “get” bed bugs. They have to be brought into your home. So what is your first clue that you have brought bed bugs home (say after a trip, or after purchasing a piece of used furniture that you bought at a garage sale)? Most people become suspicious of a bed bug infestation when they find unexplained bites on their bodies.
|May 3, 2012||ENTO-4P|
|Improving Pest Management with Farmscaping||Nov 26, 2013||ENTO-52NP|
|Insect Identification Lab||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-45NP|
|Insect and Mite Pests of Boxwood||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-42NP|
Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus
The Japanese weevil has a long list of hosts, but is especially found on cherry laurel, broad-leaved evergreens, pyracantha, privet, barberry, euonymus, and many others.
Description of Damage
Foliage is more or less chewed, beginning as marginal notches and increasing to large rounded sections of the leaves being consumed. Holes are always cut inward from the margin, never in the inner part of the leaf. Larvae feed on roots of plants in the soil, but their habits are not well known, nor is the extent of the injury they produce. Injury is not distinguishable from that caused by black vine weevil, fullers rose beetle, and other species.
|May 1, 2009||444-624|
|Living Well Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2||Apr 23, 2013||370-108|
|Locust Leafminer, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Odontota dorsalis (Thunberg)||Jan 25, 2011||3101-1528|
|Magnolia Soft Scale||
Homoptera: Coccidae, Neolecanium carnuparuum
Description of Damage
Heavy magnolia soft scale infestations cause stunting of twigs and undersize leaves, visibly weakening the trees. Small trees may be killed. Large trees lose branches and tree shape may become irregular.
|May 1, 2009||444-623|
|Millipedes||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-43NP|
|Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Virginia||
Multicolored Asian Lady beetles enter the house through small openings around windows, doors, and utility access points. In addition, they can enter the house by cracks in the siding and trim and through attic vents. Sealing those entry sites is the best method to keep them from becoming indoor pests later. Conduct a thorough energy audit of your house, as places where cold air can enter the house are places where this lady beetle can gain access. Fill all cracks and leaks with a fine quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk.
|May 1, 2009||444-275|
|Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals, 2013||Feb 14, 2013||456-018 (ENTO-17P)|
|Pesticide Applicator Manuals||Nov 17, 2011||VTTP-2||
|Pine Tortoise Scale, Hemiptera: Coccidae, Toumeyella numismaticum||Jan 25, 2011||3101-1529|
|Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA)||Mar 5, 2010||444-284|
|Signs of Subterranean Termite Infestation||Mar 1, 2010||444-501|
|Subterranean Termite Biology and Behavior||Mar 5, 2010||444-502|
|Subterranean Termite Treatment Options||Mar 5, 2010||444-500|
Homoptera: Coccidae, Ceroplastes ceriferus
Wax scale has well over 50 hosts, especially Japanese and Chinese hollies, pyracantha, spirea, ivy, hemlock, euonymus, and boxwood.
Description of Damage
Infestations seldom kill plants directly, but seriously weaken them, reduce growth, and cause decline. Deposits of honeydew give rise to rampant growth of the black sooty mold fungus, particularly on burford and Chinese holly.
|May 1, 2009||444-622|
|Widow Spiders||Dec 18, 2012||444-422|
|Yellowjackets||Sep 26, 2013||ENTO-49NP|