The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) confirmed the first finding in the state of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in a tree located in Omaha in 2016. Nebraska will be the 27th state to confirm the presence of the pest since 2002. More recently, this pest has been confirmed in Kearney.Continue reading
Category Archives: Insects
Asian Jumping Worms Will Have You Jumping… but not for joy.
Autumn is officially here. For many of us that means jumping for joy, for pumpkin spice latte, cozy sweaters, and cooler temperatures. There is another jumping thing that won’t bring as much joy into our lives as the lattes. Continue reading
Ahhh… Its the Attack of the Japanese Beetle
They’re baaaaccck!! That’s right, the Japanese beetles are back. What exactly is a Japanese beetle and why should we be concerned? Knowing a little bit about these tiny terrors will help keep your landscape from becoming their next meal. Continue reading
Pine Wilt Woes
There is a problem affecting pine trees in Nebraska, pine wilt. Pine wilt is caused by a tiny organism that can produce big problems. With a little education you can be well informed on this problem and know what to do if it happens. Continue reading
Emerald Ash Borer Strikes Again
Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed again in the state of Nebraska. Find out what that means for your beloved ash trees, what you should be doing now, and what you can hold off for a little while longer. Continue reading
Good Night, Try To Sleep Tight…
There may be more to the whole ‘Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite’ bedtime rhyme than you think. A recent survey has shown an increase in the areas’ bed bug population. So what exactly do these insect look like and how can you prevent their dreaded bite? Continue reading
Ahh… Its the Attack of the Pirate Bugs & Psyllids
We are all trying to make the most of these last warm fall days. While enjoying the last little bit of warm weather, tiny terrors seem to be everywhere. Find out what the little insects are up to and how you can keep from going nuts. Continue reading
Wolf Spiders, Crickets, & Boxelder Bugs… Oh My!
It’s here. It’s here. Fall is officially here! Bring on the pumpkin spice flavored everything and changing leaves, and who could forget the migrating wolf spiders and crickets. Not exactly what you had in mind for a peaceful fall? Find out how to start preparing now to keep these invaders from making themselves at home in your home. Continue reading
The Painted Lady Parade
Thistle Butterfly, Cosmopolitan, or Painted Lady Butterfly; no matter what you call them, the parade has been spectacular this year. This year has been a good year to see hundreds of butterflies fluttering around. Continue reading
Bewildered by Bagworms?
Webworms & bagworms… are they the same thing? If not, why does it make a difference whether you have bagworms or webworms? It can make a big difference which insect you have to control and the damage that they cause. Correct identification is key to knowing how to control these pests. Continue reading