The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced the 2017 Gypsy Moth Treatment Project Open Houses that will be held this winter prior to treatment applications that will be made later in the spring and summer.
The gypsy moth is currently in the egg mass stage where it has been since late last summer. This spring, caterpillars will hatch and the feeding frenzy will begin....
I was talking to the Ohio Hosta Society the other night about Vibunum nudum (go figure) and it reminds me now during this Thanksgiving holiday time that it is time to catch up with the BYGL Mailbag and comments from bygl-alert readers. Note: If you correspond, we will not use your name and direct quotes for these Mailbag items without your permission.
The calls have begun. Insects and spiders are being found inside homes around Medina, and I suspect many other counties in Ohio. Fall brings an annual immigration of all sorts of arthropods but this is not meant to be a halloween horror, but a normal part of the life cycle and survival of many creepy (or cute!) crawlies.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs