September 5, 2018

The name wasp may conjure images of gangling black insects with stingers that could pierce a car door. But the common paper wasp looks much closer to their bad reputation cousin, the yellow jacket. Yellow jackets can seasonally drive picnickers indoo...

I've lived with deer in my ornamental and vegetable garden for 25 years now.  I first tried to tempt them with their own plants, water, and even a salt link to keep them outside my garden areas.  Didn't work...just became an invitation to explore mor...

A natural enemy has arrived to help control the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, particularly orchard fruits and nuts.

The samurai wasp (Trissolcus japonicus) is a tiny insect that hunts for the egg masse...

September 1, 2016

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB to those in the know) is a newcomer to Oregon. Even so entomologists are predicting it can cause millions of dollars in damage to food crops.  The most common signs of stink bug damage are pitting and scarring of...

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