Mosquito hawks are back

Mosquito hawks are back

It’s mosquito hawk season again. If you are unfamiliar with the common name mosquito hawk, they are also known as crane flies. Some have even mislabeled them as Texas-size mosquitoes. They can have a 2.5-inch wingspan, and they are often yellow, brown, red, or gray....
Wasps and Hornets

Wasps and Hornets

Wasps and hornets are beneficial insects.  Some are pollinators or may help control some nuisance pests in the yard but will become aggressive if provoked or they feel their nest is in danger. Social wasps include yellow jackets, hornets or paper wasps. Solitary wasps...
White grub larvae

White grub larvae

I was preparing a spot in my backyard for fall vegetables to grow when I saw them, white grub larvae! I didn’t even have to dig deep. This time of year, white grub larvae will be pretty close to the surface. The white grub worms are the larvae form of June bugs. They...
Grasshoppers in your yard

Grasshoppers in your yard

Yard Insects can be particularly tricky. I’ve seen annoying pests like fire ants and grasshoppers in your yard. However, I have also seen beautiful bees and other pollinators that have been helping my plants bloom. With the additional time on our hands, many of us...
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