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Current insect issues: September 2017

Jeffrey Hahn

Insects in and around homes

  • Ants
  • Beetles
  • (True) bugs
  • Cockroaches
  • Insects in gardens and landscapes

    Trees and shrubs

  • Sawflies
  • Scales (crawlers are active)
  • Turf

  • Cicada killers
  • Field ants in lawns
  • Bluegrass billbug
  • Japanese beetle white grubs (If there has been a recurring problem with lawn damage from JB white grubs, the best time to treat lawns is about when adults first emerge, about late June or early July)
  • Sod webworms
  • Solitary wasps including sand wasps
  • Insects and relatives that bite or sting


  • Flies
  • Ticks
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