Insects in the Home, Yard and Garden

  • Male adult earwig


So many of us are nostalgic about fireflies but don't see them anymore. A few changes in our landscape practices can support their return. Learn More
Insects are crucial pollinators, decomposers, and are central to the food web. Instead of looking for ways to kill them, we can prioritize their well-... Learn More
Monthly Proven Tips and Solutions for Granite State Gardeners
Spring bulbs may start appearing earlier than expected if the soil is bare and the temperatures are warmer than usual. Learn More


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Disease description and transmission

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a mosquito-spread disease of birds that sometimes is transmit... Learn More
Tickborne diseases can be serious illnesses and can affect people of any age. Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and Powassan virus are transmitte... Learn More
Aphids, or plant lice, feed on most vegetable crops, many house plants and ornamentals grown in New Hampshire, as well as numerous weeds and wild plan... Learn More
The house fly, Musca domestica, is a familiar insect pest. It is of economic importance because it can transmit disease-causing organisms, such as sal... Learn More
There are two families of ticks, the Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks). Those of importance to hikers, campers, and pet owners are in t... Learn More
The fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) and the Eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum) feed on fruit, shade, and woodland trees. They are of lit... Learn More