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Millipede on house siding

Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

M. enterolobii in sweetpotato

Sweetpotato Root Knot Nematode

This factsheet discusses the identification and management of root knot nematode of sweetpotato.

Photo of circular yellow spots on the topside of leaves

Blue Mold of Tobacco

This factsheet discusses the symptoms and treatment for blue mold of tobacco.

Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

Figure 1. Dead trees from laurel wilt disease.

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease

This Entomology Insect Note describes the disease cycle and management of the red ambrosia beetle, …

Tibicen cicada

Cicadas in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cicada, an occasional pest …

Photo of rectangular lesions restricted by leaf veins.

Gray Leaf Spot in Corn

This corn disease information note offers information on the symptoms and management of gray leaf …

Damage to corn stalk from southern corn rust

Corn Rusts: Common and Southern Rust

Common and southern corn rusts may affect corn in North Carolina. Management for each is …

photo of gray mold on hemp leaves

Gray Mold of Industrial Hemp

Gray mold of industrial hemp is common to most regions that produce this crop. It …