Furniture Carpet Beetle

Article

This beetle is one of the most common pests of dry organic materials found in homes and warehouses.

Symphylans

Article

Have you noticed slender, white pests resembling tiny centipedes in your soil that have damaged your small vegetable plants? They are symphylans.

The Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Problem

Article

The Columbia root-knot nematode attacks potatoes and causes injury to tubers in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington as well as other areas of the Pacific Northwest.
The larva mine between the top and bottom layers of the leaf.  The larva was pulled out for photo to show it's size.

Aspen Leaf Blotch Miner

Online Resource

Management - How to control this insect

Leaf miner control (the use of insecticides) is usually not necessary on aspen or poplars. The damage is aesthetic damage and generally does not cause branch dieback or tree failure. Healthy plants can recover from heavy defoliation. Research shows that plants under environmental stress are more susceptible to leaf miner so keep plants in good health.

Pinning and Labeling Insects

Educational Document

The proper way to pin an insect depends on the type of insect that you have collected.

By Mary Corp, Silvia Rondon

Preserving Insects and Related Arthropods

Article

There are many methods and materials used depending on the type of insect and the purpose and size of the collection. The key to long-term success in making a collection is attention to detail and organization while selecting the proper methods of preservation.

By Mary Corp, Silvia Rondon

Quick Guide to Common Potato Pests & Beneficial Insects

Presentation

Quick Guide to Common Potato Pests & Beneficial Insects

What are those "worms" in my firewood?

Article

You may have encountered white, segmented “worms” or grubs when chopping firewood and wondered what they were.  Common questions include, did they kill my tree?  And are they a danger to other trees?  The quick answers are no, and no.

Know Your Forest - Forest Health

Online Resource

Maintaining a healthy forest is an important objective for most forestland owners.

Know Your Forest Learning Library

Online Resource

Looking for practical information about managing your forestland? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together an extensive library of resources to help you reach your goals.