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Homeowners should look out for kudzu bugs this winter

As the weather grows colder, many insects will enter people’s homes in search of warmth and shelter. A new pest that could enter homes this winter is the kudzu bug, said Doug Johnson, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

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Hurricanes and Pest Management

Many of us along the East Coast are gearing up for the effects of Hurricane Irene this weekend. Although hurricanes typically bring worries of falling trees, property damage, high water and loss of power, most people don’t think of some of the longer-term consequences of hurricanes: pest problems. Hurricane winds and flooding can carry in new insects and seeds, ushering in new season-long battles and making growing season the next year a challenge.

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Spring is for pests

April showers may bring May flowers.  But they can also bring a wide variety of pests.  Two of the most common spring pests affecting school districts are termites and ants.

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Wet weather stirs up insects

As rain continues across the state, insects may find their way into people’s waterlogged backyards, homes and landscapes.

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