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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Information and resources about the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive

By Nik Wiman, Rick Hilton, Clive Kaiser, Vaughn Walton, Rachel Suits, David Lowenstein, Victoria Skillman, Heather Andrews


Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)

Information and resources about monitoring, identification, and management of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), an invasive fruit fly.

By Vaughn Walton, Linda Brewer, Bernadine Strik, Patricia Skinkis

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Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Jun 15, 2018
Bats can eat their weight in insects in one day, providing important pest control.

By Kym Pokorny
Jun 15, 2018

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In droughty Klamath Falls, watering trees may help defend against bronze birch borer

Jun 29, 2017
Symptoms of the voracious insect appear for the first time in Klamath Falls

By Gail Wells
Jun 29, 2017

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Symphylans have invaded my garden, how can I get rid of them?

How do i get rid of symphylans? I have turned the dirt numerous times and treated with Bifenthrin as was directed by a soil expert at a local greenhouse ( 3 days ago) and they're still alive and well. Help!!! I am trying to get some of my cold crop starts in the ground, but want to get rid of these...

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