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Barklice: Not as bad as you think

Walking through the neighborhood this weekend I noticed several trees with patches of webbing on their trunks. Barklice are back and doing what they do best; feeding on fungi, algae, dead bark and other organic materials. Description Barklice are not true lice and are harmless to humans and pets. They are small, soft-bodied insects with two-pairs of well-developed wings in the adult stage, but the adults of some species can have reduced wings or none at all.  Eggs are laid singly or in clusters and undergo simple metamorphosis… Read More →