This time of year, as night temperatures drop and days get shorter, several insects, such as boxelder bugs, multicolored Asian lady beetles, strawberry root weevils and cluster flies, may invade the home.
H1811 Bee-utiful Landscapes: Building a Pollinator Garden is now available from the NDSU Distribution Center or you can download the publication as a pdf from their website.
Larvae of the roseslug sawfly are being observed on roses in Stutsman County (Source: Alicia Harstad, NDSU Ag Extension Agent, Stutsman County).
Adults of the yellowheaded spruce sawfly are being observed (June 1st) on spruces in shelterbelts in Eddy County.
Forest tent caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria) and Eastern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum) are feeding on tree foliage this time of year.
With warmer spring weather, tick season is upon us. So far, we have identified the smaller black legged tick (or deer tick), Ixodes scapularis, and the larger dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis, from areas of North Dakota and Minnesota.
This is EPA’s National Pollinator Week from June 15-21, 2015!
Do you see small dots moving around on the inside of your window sill or climbing up the sides of house on the sunny-side (south or west)?