While Zimmerman pine moth prefers Austrian and Scots pines, it will also attack Eastern white and mugo pines in the landscape. Learn about damage caused by this pest and control strategies in this factsheet.
Planting flowers will encourage many beneficial insects because they need nectar and pollen as adults. To learn more about which flowers are best for supporting natural enemies, including parasites and parasitoids, read this article…
Pine root colar weevil is a destructive pest of pines, including Austrian, Scots, red and Eastern white. Learn synptoms and how to protect your trees in this factsheet.
Ips bark beetle, also known as the pine engraver, is an insect that attacks and kills weak, stressed, declining and dying pine and spruce trees. Identification and management are covered in this fact sheet.
Pesky boxelder bugs are very noticeable in the fall when they congregate before overwintering in buildings. To learn more about this nuisance pest, read this article…
A large and somewhat strange-looking insect, Western conifer seed bugs are less of a plant pest than they are a nusiance when they overwinter inside homes. Learn more in this factsheet.
This free publication describes the importance of bees in pollinating major food crops, how to attract and support native pollinators, and how to construct, place, and maintain nests.
Scott R. Craven, Phillip J. Pellitteri, Mark J. Renz Revised: 1/15/2010 Item number: G3564 Wisconsin’s bountiful natural resources make it an ideal place for outdoor recreation. Most plants and creatures you encounter won’t hurt you, but timber rattlesnakes, yellow jackets, wild parsnip, and others can be troublesome. This guide will help you recognize, avoid, and […]
White grubs, the larval stage of Junebugs, can be an important pest in Christmas tree and other conifer plantings. Learn to identify white grub damage, and management, in this factsheet.
Brown marmorated stink bug is a non-native pest that feeds on awide range of plants. This insect is also a nusiance when it overwinters indoors. Learn about identification and management in this factsheet.
The Wisconsin Bee Identification Guide provides information about 13 of the most common bees found in Wisconsin. From the very small Sweat Bee, measuring in at 1/4″ long, to the big Bumble Bee, this guide helps identify many incredibly important pollinators!
The term webworm is used to describe several insects whose caterpillars use silk to join plant parts together to form protective nests. Learn about two webworms found in Wisconsin in this factsheet.