The Greenbug

Since its introduction into the United States in 1882 the greenbug has become one of the most destructive pests of grain crops. The pest has been recorded as damaging wheat, barley, rye, oats, grain sorghum and other crops. In some years the greenbug has destroyed 25% of the wheat crop in the southwestern part of […]

Grasshoppers on Pastures and Greenland

Since the beginning of recorded history, grasshoppers have been a menace to man.  On occasions plagues of grasshoppers have denuded large areas of land, causing famines that resulted in the death of millions of human beings. Grasshoppers are the most important pests of rangeland and native pastures.  They are found in every part of the […]

Sorghum Midge

Midge is a term used to refer to many species of small flies. The Sorghum Midge refers to the species of fly that is a pest relying on sorghum flowers to live.

Insect Pests that Attack Cotton: The Cotton Boll Weevil

Of the more than 25 insect pests that attack cotton, the Cotton Boll Weevil has been declared the most damaging of all. Pesticide applications made to control the Boll Weevil often upset the balance of nature in the cotton field causing infestations of other pests and making it necessary to apply additional insecticides. This adds […]

The Eastern Subterranean Termite

The eastern subterranean termite is the most important wood-destroying organism in the United States. This pest attacks all kinds of structures and products made of wood or cellulose. It will occasionally feed on field crops and shrubs in the landscape. To achieve effective control of this pest, one must have a thorough understanding of the […]

Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs

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SUCKING PESTS OF ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS Hundreds of plant species are now being grown for their ornamental value. New species and improved cultivars are being introduced continuously. All of these plants are a potential food source for a large number of insect pests. If we are to protect the aesthetic value of our ornamental plants, we […]

Life Cycle, Habits and Control of Fleas

Fleas are not newcomers to this planet. Fossilized fleas have been found from as far back as the Cretaceous period. Today, fleas occupy every continent and every major island on earth. As of 1979, there was a total of 2,259 species of fleas described and named in the world. A total of 325 species can […]

Identifying Cockroaches in and Around the Home

One of the most common insects found in and around man-made structures is the cockroach. The cockroach is often labeled as a repulsive, filth-carrying, food-contaminating creature. Controlling cockroaches in and around the home is a continuous battle. If effective, economic control is to be achieved, we must be able to positively identify the species that […]

Life, History and Habits Of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are one of the most common pests found in the home. A number of species are found in, and are widely distributed throughout North America and Canada. Successful control of carpenter ant infestations can be difficult to achieve. If effective and economic control is to be realized, the person seeking control must have […]