Entomology

Tick Bites: What to do

Published May 8, 2017
So you’ve been bitten by a tick. Time to get that tick off you safely and as soon as possible. The goal when removing a tick is to remove it as completely as possible. Suggested Tools: A tick spoon Fine pointed tweezers Method: More

Tuck Your Pants In and Other Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Published May 8, 2017
Each year since 2011, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has reported over 1,300 cases of Lyme disease. Since Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through tick bites, knowing how to prevent tick bites will go a long way to remaining healthy. Here are our tips: More

The Connection Between Lyme Disease and Mice

Published Mar 7, 2017
Recently NPR’s Morning Edition aired a story about the potential role white-footed mice play in spreading Lyme disease. To learn what this means to New Hampshire, we sat down with Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension State Entomology Specialist. More
boxelder bug

What is red, black, and creepy all over?

Published Oct 23, 2015
Boxelder Bugs in New Hampshire By Jeremy Delisle, UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center Program Coordinator Question of the week: “I found a pile of one-inch black and red bugs crawling in the corner of my windowsill. What are they and should I be worried?” More
Eastern Tent Caterpillar

What Are Those Little Worms Eating My Trees?

Published Jun 3, 2015
What are the little dark-colored worms eating the leaves of my ornamental cherry trees? If there is a silky white web in the area that you are seeing them, chances are you have located the eastern tent caterpillar. The full-grown larvae grows to approximately two inches long and has sparse hairs. They are black and white and have blue markings and a white stripe down the back. The adult moths are reddish-brown and have two whitish stripes on the wings.  More

Managing Habitat for Farm Pollinators

Published Apr 29, 2015
Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society’s Eric Lee-Mäder for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects at five upcoming workshops throughout the Granite State. More

Positive Impacts from Extension's Integrated Pest Management Program

Published Mar 27, 2015
This video produced by UNH Cooperative Extension Entomology Specialist Alan Eaton describes the positive impacts UNH Cooperative Extension's  Integrated Pest Management program for New Hampshire. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecological approach to pest control that combines several different techniques to maintain pests below damanging levels. Pests may include insects, spiders, mites, diseases, weeds, snakes, rodents, and larger vertebrates. By practicing IPM, growers and gardeners protect the environment and maintain food quality. More

Surge of Corn Earworm Moths

Published Sep 12, 2014
UNH Cooperative Extension Entomology Specialist Alan Eaton reports that there hasn't been high corn earworm moth catches this year, until now. A trap in Mason had extremely high numbers this week (September 8-12), and nearby traps in Hollis, Litchfield, and Milford also had high numbers. More
Indian Meal Moth

I have small moths flying around my kitchen. What are they?

Published Mar 26, 2014
Q. I have small moths flying around my kitchen. What are they? More

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