|Spiders of Medical Concern in Virginia||Aug 8, 2014||ENTO-73NP|
|Squash Bug||Mar 25, 2014||ENTO-64NP|
|Pepper Weevil||Mar 25, 2014||ENTO-63NP|
|History, Distribution and Pest Status of the Mexican bean beetle||Mar 25, 2014||ENTO-62NP|
|Striped Cucumber Beetle||Feb 25, 2014||ENTO-61NP|
|Arthropod Pest Management Research on Vegetables in Virginia – 2013||Feb 25, 2014||ENTO-60NP|
|Mexican Bean Beetle||Dec 13, 2013||ENTO-51NP|
|Leatherwing (Soldier) Beetles||Dec 10, 2013||ENTO-53NP|
|Improving Pest Management with Farmscaping||Dec 6, 2013||ENTO-52NP(ENTO-55NP)|
|Yellowjackets||Sep 26, 2013||ENTO-49NP|
|Insect Identification Lab||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-45NP|
|Millipedes||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-43NP|
|Gloomy Scale||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-44NP|
|Insect and Mite Pests of Boxwood||Sep 25, 2013||ENTO-42NP|
|Bed Bugs Biology and Behavior||Jun 25, 2013||ENTO-8P|
|Bed Bugs: How to Protect Yourself and Your Home||May 14, 2013||ENTO-31NP|
|Living Well Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2||Apr 23, 2013||370-108|
|Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals, 2014||Jan 28, 2014||456-018 (ENTO-36P)|
|Widow Spiders||Dec 18, 2012||444-422|
|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|
|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|
|Pesticide Applicator Manuals||Nov 17, 2011||VTTP-2||
|Carpet Beetles - Coleoptera: Dermestidae||May 16, 2011||3104-1588|
|Pine Tortoise Scale, Hemiptera: Coccidae, Toumeyella numismaticum||Jan 25, 2011||3101-1529|
|Locust Leafminer, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Odontota dorsalis (Thunberg)||Jan 25, 2011||3101-1528|
|Earwigs, Dermaptera: Forficulidae||Jan 24, 2011||3101-1527|
|Drugstore and Cigarette Beetles, Drugstore Beetle: Coleoptera: Anobiidae, Stegobium paniceum Cigarette Beetle: Coleoptera: Anobiidae, Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius)||Jan 24, 2011||3101-1526|
|Boxelder bug, Hemiptera: Rhopalidae, Leptocoris trivittatus||Jan 24, 2011||3101-1525|
|Carpenter Bee||Jun 11, 2010||3006-1450|
|Baldfaced Hornet||Nov 3, 2014||3006-1449 (ENTO-84NP)|
|Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA)||Mar 5, 2010||444-284|
|Subterranean Termite Treatment Options||Mar 5, 2010||444-500|
|Subterranean Termite Biology and Behavior||Mar 5, 2010||444-502|
|American Cockroach||Mar 4, 2010||444-288|
|Signs of Subterranean Termite Infestation||Mar 1, 2010||444-501|
|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|
|Dogwood Twig Borer||
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.
|Nov 18, 2014||444-625 (ENTO-91NP)|
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. This weevil has also damaged vegetable and field crops in Virginia.
|Dec 11, 2014||444-624 (ENTO-98NP)|
|Magnolia Soft Scale||
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.
|Dec 11, 2014||444-623 (ENTO-101NP)|
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|
|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. Once inside, insecticides are not recommended except for severe cases. Sweep up with a broom and dustpan all beetles that collect in windowsills and on walls. Beetles can also be picked up with a vacuum cleaner but bags will need to be discarded so that beetles do not escape.
|Dec 11, 2014||444-275 (ENTO-102NP)|
|Giant Resin Bee||
Size: about 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) Color: Black and yellow-brown 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. Hymenoptera: Megachilidae Megachile sculpturalis Smith.
|Dec 10, 2014||444-206 (ENTO-96NP)|