AgriLife Extension Entomology
We are located throughout the State and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests, and pests that are threats to human health. Our information is backed by science and research at Texas A&M and other universities and is made practical and relevant by Extension Entomologists, educators or agents who work in each county, right where you live.
What Are Our Extension Entomologists Saying?
- Texas cave scorpionMost people in Central Texas are well aware of striped bark scorpions as they can be found in the landscape and sometimes will venture indoors. We have another scorpion that can be found in the area, the Texas cave scorpion.Scorpions are arachnids with eight legs and two body regions. Scorpions have two pincers or claws, called pedipalps, which help them [...] read morePublished on 2018-09-07By Wizzie Brown
- Approaching Corn Harvest and Moldy CornThis is a jointly issued article from Dr. Jourdan Bell (Extension Agronomist – Amarillo) and myself. As corn harvest approaches on the Texas High Plains, producers should be evaluating corn fields for visual symptoms of Fusariumear rots.What are preharvest decisions that can be made to minimize the risk of fumonisin development?1) Specifically, producers should identify potential “hot” areas in their fields. If Fusariumis [...] read morePublished on 2018-09-04By Ed Bynum, PhD
- Movement of InvasivesThis article was published in TNLAGreen September/October (2018) Issue. The below contains the contents of the article and additional resources pertaining to each pest. Page index: Emerald Ash Borer | Asian Citrus Pysllid | Asian Gypsy Moth | Cactus Moth | Redbay Ambrosia Beetle | Asian Longhorn Beetle | Read-Headed Flea Beetle The same old annual pests, such as aphids, [...] read morePublished on 2018-09-01By Erfan Vafaie
- How to treat your crapemyrtle for bark scaleA new YouTube video provides a step-by-step guide to treating your crapemyrtle tree for bark scale YouTube is both a tremendous waste of time and also one of the best things to happen to DIYers in, like,… forever. I find myself checking it constantly for instructions on how to do everything, from troubleshooting my computer to making repairs on my [...] read morePublished on 2018-08-28By mike.merchant
- My travelling adventures and the TAMU tick appI recently returned from a trip to Ohio. The trip was a bit of an adventure...well, at least the getting there part. We left here around 7:30AM and were supposed to get to Ohio at 12:35PM with a brief stop in St. Louis. That did NOT happen. On our way to St. Louis, there was an announcement about a mechanical [...] read morePublished on 2018-08-24By Wizzie Brown
- Living with squash vine borerA gardener recently asked me what she could do about squash vine borer. She then proceeded to list all the recommended treatments she had tried already, ranging from shooting the vines up (literally, with a hypodermic syringe full of Bt), to putting out yellow bowls to catch adult moths, to watching a gazillion videos on YouTube, to praying to the [...] read morePublished on 2018-08-13By mike.merchant
- 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series- recordingsHave you been keeping up with the All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar series for 2018? There have been 6 webinars so far this year and we still have 4 more to go. Webinars are held the first Friday of each month at 1PM CDT.If you missed any (or all) of the webinars from this year, you can still watch them! Webinars are available for free online, so grab the [...] read morePublished on 2018-08-10By Wizzie Brown
- Evidence of Bollworms Damaging Bt cotton in the Texas PanhandleI received a text last night [...] read morePublished on 2018-08-08By Ed Bynum, PhD
- What about Bollworms in Cotton on the Texas Panhandle?Additional information about the cotton bollworm, [...] read morePublished on 2018-07-28By Ed Bynum, PhD