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TAG: Insect ID

Control methods to fight fire ants

July 31, 2020By
Fire ant mound (Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org)

Experts from FMC Corp. and Bayer explain best practices lawn care operators can use to successfully identify and control fire ants. read more

Stamping out sod webworms

June 18, 2020By
Sod webworm (Photo: FMC Professional Solutions)

A look at how Turf Medic Lawn Service, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., identifies and controls sod webworms in its clients' yards. read more

Fighting fire ants

March 27, 2019By
Fire ants (Photo: Joanie King, Texas A&M University)

Fire ants. These mound-creating, stinging crawlers can pose a problem for lawns in the South and Southeast. A lawn care operator and a researcher offer their recommendations for getting these insects under control. “Fire ants are pretty simple things; they tear you up, and you have to suppress them,” says Steve Alicky, the integrated pest management (IPM) manager for West... read more

Chinch bug mug

January 16, 2019By
Chinch bug damage (Photo: David J. Shetlar)

Chinch bug damage to lawns can range from subtle to dramatic, resulting in brown turf that can be confused with drought stress or leaf spot disease. Here, David J. Shetlar, Ph.D., professor emeritus of urban landscape entomology at The Ohio State University, offers some recommendations for how you can ID and control a chinch bug infestation. Identify the culprit. Chinch... read more