Bugs and Insects

Box Elder Bugs — Everything You Need To Know

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Box elder bugs may be small, but they can become a significant nuisance to gardeners and homeowners alike. These sap-sucking insects, which are particularly attracted to box elder trees, may gather in large numbers, cause damage to plants, and invade the interiors of homes. Here is everything you need to know, including how to manage bug

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Honey Bees Need Your Help!

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Honey bees need help. They are one of nature’s busiest … well, bees. It’s said that a single honeybee visits up to 100 flowers during a single foraging trip. But if you’ve noticed fewer of these fuzzy, buzzy creatures zooming around, it’s because they’re taking more sick days than ever before. Scientists have diagnosed their

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The Notorious Spotted Lanternfly: How To Slow The Spread

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You have most likely seen or heard of the notorious Spotted Lanternfly that is destroying crops and fruit trees nationwide. There are a couple of simple ways that you can help slow the spread. One way is to destroy their eggs in the fall (before they hatch in May). Learn what signs to look for

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Learn More About Hummingbird moths

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Dear FA Members: Your overwhelming response to our story on hummingbird moths inspired us to tell you even more about them! Read on to learn more fun facts about these fascinating creatures! (If you have not seen our first article on this topic with nearly 2,000 user-submitted photos and comments, find it here.) Please comment

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Eeek! What Are Snow Fleas?

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Isn't cold weather supposed to kill pests? Some. But don't panic. Here's what you need to know about these tiny creatures that make their homes in the snow banks in your yard.

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