Have You Seen Any Inchworms Lately?

Have you seen any inchworms lately? My guess is you have. It’s certainly the time of year again. These little creatures seem to be everywhere, and on everything. Don’t worry though, these little buggers won’t be active for very long. What are inchworms? These inchworms are called Cankerworm. They are a type of measuring worm, […]

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How To Treat Your Yard For Mosquitos

If you’ve often wondered how to treat your lawn for mosquitos, read on! As the weather gets warmer, and we are enjoying more time outside, there is a presence that can easily ruin your mood. Mosquitoes are probably one of the most hated insects today. They can quickly ruin a backyard barbeque or a relaxing day […]

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Three Devastating Impacts of Japanese Beetles On Virginia Lawns

Japanese beetles are easily identified by their bright metallic green body and reddish-bronze wing covers, and can be found throughout most of Virginia. Japanese beetles have vivacious appetites and can wreak havoc on a lawn and ornamental plants if left untreated. To understand how and when Japanese beetles may impact your lawn, consider their life cycle: […]

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Japanese Beetles in Virginia

Japanese beetles were first found in New Jersey in 1916 and have spread from Maine to the Carolina’s. The Japanese beetle has been well established in Virginia since the early 1970’s. The Japanese beetle can be found throughout Virginia and populations are dependent on soil type, soil moisture, and host plants. Adult Japanese beetles are […]

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Lawn Pests: Hunting Billbugs

Hunting billbugs are active in North Carolina and have begun feeding and laying eggs. Egg laying typically occurs from May – September and larvae hatch in 3-10 days. We would expect billbug larvae to be present in mid-June through July. In North Carolina billbugs typically feed on bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, and seashore paspalum. Damage caused by […]

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Beetlemania — White Grub Control in Lawns

It’s been well over 40 years since John, Paul, Ringo, and George swarmed over the United States in their version of “Beatle-mania”. However, homeowners still experience “beetle mania” almost every summer in the mid-Atlantic. If you’re having trouble with beetles (and/or grubs in your lawn and landscape) then mid-summer is the ideal time to treat. […]

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Lawn Pests: Japanese Beetles

INSECT ALERT: May 24th, 2010 JAPANESE BEETLE, Popillia japonica Newman, Scarabiidae, COLEOPTERA Japanese beetles are now beginning to emerge which means egg laying will start in early June. Effective applications of insecticides for white grubs began in late May and will continue through August. Despite the dry weather in April and early May, the beetles […]

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