Pivotal Moments


The quarterly newsletter from the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC).

WSU Orchard Pest Management Online

Online Resource

IPM concepts, direct pests, indirect pests, and beneficial insects.

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Online Resource

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.

WSU Pestsense

Online Resource

A compilation of fact sheets for managing common indoor pest problems.

Pest Leaflet Series

Online Resource

The Pest Leaf Series (PLS) was initiated in the WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory to produce brief “bulletins” on problems frequently received at the laboratory, for which no formal extension bulletins or other readily available information exists. The PLS covers insect problems, diseases, abiotic problems, and other miscellaneous situations on which we are regularly asked to provide information.

Critter Corner


A collection of information relating to the critters we find in our gardens.
Current topics include: Bedbugs, march worms, wireworms, cluster flies, hummingbirds, bats, fleas, yellow jackets, and bug trivia.

Yellow jackets


General information about yellow jackets.



All known species are obligate parasites in the adult stage, and infest man and other mammals and birds, feeding on blood.

Bug trivia


Various trivia about bugs for the Critter Corner.

True flies (order Diptera)


Information on 9 families of flies.

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