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photo of foliage, thick stems rooting at the nodes with subteranean flowers photo credit: J C Neal

Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …

close up of flower heads with salmon-red color

Have You Seen Thickhead in Your Garden?

No, I’m not talking about your brother-in-law. Thickhead or redflower ragleaf (Crassocephalum crepidioides) is an introduced weed that I’m …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Anomala flavipennis beetles are about half an inch long.

Anomala flavipennis Scarab Beetle

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Fire Ants in Commercial Turfgrass, Home Lawns and Landscapes

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fire ants and addresses how to control them as …

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Voles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of voles and addresses how to control them in turf.

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White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

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Yellowjackets in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the yellowjacket and addresses how to control it as …

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Palm leaf skeletonizer

Palm Leaf Skeletonizer

This factsheet describes the biology of the palm leaf skeletonizer, Homaledra sabalella, and provides recommendations …

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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.

Photo of lesions on a potato (top) and a stem (bottom).

Potato Late Blight

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of potato late blight.