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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Tachinid Fly

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: feather-legged fly
Wanted For: Attacking unsuspecting caterpillars and beetles.
Family History: Disguised as a hairy housefly, this parasitic insect lay…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Spider

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

Aliases: orb weaver, crab spider, wolf spider
Wanted For: Trapping and bugnapping a variety of insect pests.
Family History: The most deadly natural enemy of p…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Parasitic Wasp

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: fairy fly, chalcid
Wanted For: Parasitizing the eggs and larvae of cutworms, cabbage loopers, codling moths, tomato hornworms, as well as all stages of a…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Ground Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: fiery hunter, snail eater, carabid
Wanted For: Conspiring to eat many soil-dwelling pests such as slugs, snails, cutworms, and root maggots.
Family Hist…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Syrphid Fly

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: hover fly, flower fly
Wanted For: Hunting down aphids, mealybugs, and other pests, and for pollinating plants.
Family History: Adults are known to be im…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Bee

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: honeybee, bumblebee, digger bee
Wanted For: Pollinating the flowers of many ornamental, fruit, and vegetable plants.
Family History: Specially equipped …

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Soldier Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: leatherwing, cantharid
Wanted For: Attacking and feeding on aphids and other soft-bodied insects.
Family History: Adults feed on pollen and insect pests…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Green Lacewing

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: aphid lion, walking trash pile.
Wanted For: Aggressively devouring aphids, thrips, mealybugs, scales, spider mites, leafhoppers, and insect eggs.
Family…

Alabama Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management

The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) is an affiliate group of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) whose mission is to attract, develop and support women in the pest management industry through educational programs…

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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Dragonfly

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

Aliases: skimmer, darner, clubtail Wanted for: Preying on unsuspecting flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and midges.

Family History: A deadly predator…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden

Why You Want These Bugs In Your Garden
Most insects found in your garden don’t harm plants. In fact, 97 percent of the insects you see fall into this category! Such insects are called beneficials because they benefit the garden by pollin…

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Catfish Farming: Is It for You?

Under the right circumstances, catfish farming can be very profitable. Like other forms of farming, however, catfish production involves substantial capital investment and many risks.

Growing catfish successfully also requires daily atte…

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Pest and Beneficial Insects

A smart yard strives for balance. This is true for all management areas, including pests. Integrated pest management (IPM) combines multiple strategies for long-term prevention and management. Successful IPM always begins with accurate pest…

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Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts: Wireworms

*This is an excerpt from Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts, ANR-1364

Wireworms have become the major insect pest of peanuts under certain cropping conditions. Several species of wireworms occur in peanut fields, so an…