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The Fall Field Cricket, a Singing Invader

According to the calendar, we are entering the autumnal portion of 2019, even if it definitely doesn’t feel like it here in Kentucky. Hopefully, temperatures will start dropping soon and we can enjoy apple picking, pumpkin carving, and cricket singing!

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Protect Your Home from Fall Invaders

Despite the early August-like temperatures this week, days are noticeably shortening as fall approaches. Shorter day length is a trigger for many insects to begin searching for protected places to pass the winter, and for some insects, that can mean

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Four Fall Invaders to Prepare for

As insects prepare for winter, they must try and survive the changes in temperature that are coming. Some may migrate to warmer places, some can survive being frozen, but a few see your home as a toasty timeshare they can

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Millipede Invasions

Millipedes are common arthropods that provide a valuable service by breaking down organic materials, such as dead leaves and grass clippings, to recycle nutrients into the environment. But they can also become a nuisance when they gather by the thousands

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Springtails are Common

Last week, there were a few reports of springtails, otherwise known as Collembola, in gardens and a home. Springtails are minute, wingless insects that can jump when disturbed. They are common in low numbers on soil and in leaf litter,

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Spring Clover Mites

Warming weather begins to bring out some unwanted insect and mite activity. One harbinger of spring is clover mite. Clover mites are accidental invaders that can be a nuisance during early spring; we have had several reports of them recently.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on the Move

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) numbers were higher in much of the Eastern half of the state this summer than other areas. With the start of fall, they have been gathering on the sides of buildings in the afternoons on

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