Insects: good or bad?

This summer season has been full of all kinds of insects. I would say the weather has something to do with it, hot & dry! We have seen aphids, spider mites, squash bugs, potato bugs, spiders, & more.

This is an excellent resource to identify insects from our very own Virginia Tech.
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2909/2909-1414/2909-1414.html

It is important to identify the correct insect and see if it really is a beneficial & determine what damage it will really do. If it is limited, then maybe we don’t have to gas it and the rest of the neighborhood. Picking off insects and putting in a glass of soapy water works well most of the time.

If you can’t figure it out, bring it in a sealed, clear container and we will help you identify it and treatment plan.

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