Environmental Protection

Pesticide applicators have a legal responsibility to ensure that products are used in accordance with label requirements including avoidance of environmental hazards. Applicators can minimize environmental impacts of pesticide use by proper practices that include correct handling and application of pesticides. We have a vested interest in minimizing impacts so that products remain available and […]

Beetles That Attack Wood: Identifying Beetles That Will Not Reinfest

Literally thousands of species of beetles are found in association with wood. Only a few of these are considered as serious pests that feed on and damage structural wood. Pest control operators must be able to identify the species which will feed on and damage wood in order to: Detect and control infestations before significant […]

Beetles That Attack Wood: Identifying Beetles That Will Reinfest

Literally thousands of species of beetles are found in association with wood. Only a few of these may be considered as serious pests that feed on and damage structural wood. Pest control operators must be able to identify the species which will feed on and damage wood in order to: Detect and control infestations before […]

Pesticide Applicator Safety

Applicator safety should be a major concern to all of you — looking out for number 1. This course is devoted to your protection. We will review basic safety procedures in handling and applying pesticides, identify common mistakes and careless actions, and emphasize the importance of planning a complete safety program. Pesticides are substances or […]

Interesting Insects

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Tiger Beetles

There are 108 species of tiger beetles in the U.S. and Canada. They span from Alaska to the Texas Gulf Coast and from Maine to Southern California, a testament to their durability as a species. These beetles range in size from one-forth inch to one inch in length, but most are about one-half inch long. […]

Southern Green Stink Bug

The southern green stink bug is often called the green soldier bug. This species is found throughout North America, Central America, and down into South America. In the United States, it is most prevalent along the Gulf Coast and in the Southeast. These stink bugs are about ½ inch long. They are broad, flattened and […]

Sharpshooters

Sharpshooters, are called Doggers, are are a distinct group of insects belonging to the leafhopper family. About 2.500 species are found in the U.S. and Canada. Adults are elongated and parallel-sided. They are about 3/8-1/2 inch long and only about 1/8 inch wide. Their head is elongated, forward-pointing and rounded in front. Many species are […]

Salt-Marsh Caterpillar

The salt-marsh caterpillar is better known by one of its other common names, woolybear or woolyworm. This caterpillar is found throughout the United States and feeds on many weeds and grasses. It is found in vegetable fields and gardens, pastures, meadows and on many ornamental plants. Adults of the salt-marsh caterpillar (the appropriately named salt-marsh […]

March Flies

March flies belong to the insect family Bibionidae, along with love bugs. About 78 species of march flies are found throughout the U.S. and Canada. They are quite common and often occur in very large numbers. Female March flies are about one half inch in length, about twice as big as the smaller males. Most […]