Insects in the Home, Yard and Garden

  • Male adult earwig


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
A Question of the Week
Is it worthwhile to purchase and release praying mantids into the garden? Probably not. Despite being voracious and deadly predators, praying mantids ... 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