Archive for the ‘Garden Pests’ Category
      Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
      By lavender at Jul. 27. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Garden Pests

      Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Adelges tsugae Many landowners have been culling ash trees in anticipation of the devastation anticipated by the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer   (There is a very good reason for this and we will explore it next month.)  The next victim of insect invasion may be the hemlock. Cook Forest has one...

      Removing Dead or Infested Ash Trees

      Ash Fraxinus spp Last month we commented on the wooly adelgid and its attack on the local hemlock. Another pest, the emerald ash borer, has been with us for some time and some unexpected results of this infestation are coming to light. The emerald ash borer has not only devastated ash trees they have created...

      Fungus Gnats
      By lavender at Sep. 29. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Garden Pests

      Let us contemplate the fungus gnat.  These delicate flies that resemble mosquitoes belong to the  Sciaridae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae, Bolitophilidae, and Mycetophilidae families of the order Diptera. Their size, 1/16-1/8 inch long, rarely up to ½ inch for some species, make It difficult to properly identify an individual without appropriate mounting and magnification. The adults...


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