• Woodpeckers and the house: It’s your siding versus their chipped holes

    January 3, 2012 | Gretchen Voyle | Those who live in wood-sided houses should never scoff at woodpeckers. Scare-devices are your best option to rid your home of their drilling.

  • Carpenter bees: Another home-wrecker

    January 3, 2012 | Gretchen Voyle | Mysterious holes in exterior wood surfaces around the home may be the work of carpenter bees.

  • Bagworms becoming more common in Michigan?

    December 15, 2011 | Bob Bricault | Bagworms can be found on plants year-round, but often go unnoticed until plants are defoliated. Now is a great time of the year to inspect conifers for bagworms.

  • Five fall insect invaders

    November 2, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | These six-legged overwintering zombies are a nuisance around homes, but there are a few things you can do send them elsewhere

  • Wooly worms and winter weather predictions

    October 17, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Those crazy caterpillars are talking weather again.

  • Late fall oak caterpillar causing nuisance

    October 10, 2011 | Russell Kidd | Got tiny caterpillars dangling down on threads and laying tiny, white, rice-like cocoons everywhere? Sounds like you have a bad case of oak skeletonizer!

  • Gypsy moth finding a niche in evergreens

    August 18, 2011 | Robert Bricault and Gretchen Voyle | Spruce trees provide haven for low populations of gypsy moth. Inspection of plants and sites where eggs could be laid is the key to preventing damage next year.

  • Aster leafhoppers in carrots

    March 14, 2011 | Zsofia Szendrei | Live barley near carrots when leafhoppers may be present increases the number of leafhoppers and their potential to spread aster yellows phytoplasma

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