A soil test will reveal the current nutrient status in your soils and whether you need to add any nutrients as fertilizer. This publication describes the best practices for when and how to sample your soils.
It's likely you have had some type of run-in with wildlife—no matter where you live. This 5-page, PDF publication provides information about nuisance wildlife control professionals, things to consider when deciding More... Free Download
Mosquitoes are pests that most people try to control due to their annoying biting and the risk of disease transmission. This publication outlines the development and breeding of mosquitoes and provides information on the More... Free Download
Describes the habits of the two kinds of ticks commonly found in Indiana. Discusses measures that campers and hikers can take to protect themselves from ticks. Provides suggestions for outdoor and indoor tick control and More... Free Download
Lady beetles or 'ladybugs' are not always considered beneficial insects, worthy of protection. With the appearance of literally thousands of annoying and smelly lady beetles, flying and crawling inside a home or More... Free Download
Mosquitoes are well known as annoying biting pests and vectors of disease-causing agents to humans and other animals. This publication examines mosquito biology, mosquito-borne diseases, methods of personal protection, a More... Free Download
This set of digital flash cards, created in a PDF format designed for smart phones and tablets, helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insects. It contains 150 insect photographs together with t More...
This 2-pack of Who Let the Bugs Out? is discounted 10 percent off the retail price. This publication includes discussions about the importance of insects generally and pest insects in particular. Methods and str More...
This publication includes discussions about the importance of insects generally and pest insects in particular. Methods and strategies for employing controls are addressed along with examples of each so that students ga More...
The common bed bug is one of the most common pests found in human dwellings all over the world, especially in multi-family housing units. Many people, especially property managers and tenants in apartment buildings (comp More... Free Download
The author uses this blog in conjunction with a class as a forum for exploring all subjects touching upon insects and arthropods. Comments are encouraged, but moderated, to encourage a thoughtful community. The author, J More... Free Download
This publication provides a description of the foreign grain beetle, an insect pest that feeds on molds. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle. More... Free Download
This publication provides a description of fruit flies, phorid flies, moth flies, sphaerocerid flies, fungus gnats and cheese skippers. In addition, the publication describes the biology, behavior, breeding sites and con More... Free Download
This publication provides a description of house flies, blow/bottle flies, soldier flies and fresh flies. In addition, the publication describes the biology, behavior, breeding sites, tips for inspection and control mech More... Free Download
This publication provides a description of nuisance flies such as cluster and face flies. In addition, the publication describes the biology, behavior, breeding sites, inspection tips and control methods for these flies. More... Free Download
This publication provides a description of red and confused flour beetles. These beetles are often confused due to their appearance and biology. This publication provides facts about the biology, behavior and food prefer More... Free Download
This publication provides a description of the hairy fungus beetle, a pest of grain that feeds on mold. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle. More... Free Download
The lesser grain borer is a pest that feeds on a variety of food. This publication provides a description and discusses its biology and behavior and the types of food it feeds on. More... Free Download
Many kinds of cereal products and other foods stored in kitchen cabinets or elsewhere in the home may become infested with insects or other organisms commonly referred to as "pantry pests". This 4-page publication lists More... Free Download
Lice are parasitic insects that must live, feed, and reproduce on the body of a living host. Numerous information sources discuss the lice that are parasites of humans, their public health risk, methods of personal prote More... Free Download
Horse and deer flies are annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, and humans. Their blood sucking habits also raise concerns about possible transmission of disease agents. You are encouraged to learn more about the More... Free Download
Historically, fleas have been involved in devastating epidemics of plague throughout the world. Today in the U. S., fleas primarily are annoying biting pests of pets and people. The most common species is the cat flea, C More... Free Download
Bed bugs are well known as annoying biting pests, and they are increasing in importance, including in hotels and other lodging establishments in the U.S.
You are encouraged to learn more about the biology of bed bugs an More... Free Download
Biting midges are minute to tiny flies that can be severe biting pests of humans, pests, livestock, and wildlife. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about possible involvement in the transmission of disease a More... Free Download
Large black bees hovering around and drilling holes into homes, out-buildings, wooden furniture and decks during May and June are carpenter bees. They resemble, and are often mistaken for bumble bees but the most apparen More... Free Download
A number of different solitary wasps reside in or around homes, yards, and gardens. Because of their frequent associations with humans, these insects often evoke a great deal of anxiety. However, solitary wasps very rare More... Free Download
Black flies, known also as "buffalo gnats" and "turkey gnats," are very small, robust flies that are annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, poultry, and humans. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about More... Free Download
This publication provides tips for reducing mosquitoes in and around homes, and for large and small ponds, natural ponds, water gardens and storm water ponds. It also includes preventative checklists for pond owners and More... Free Download