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SPN: Landscape Management Tips Before School Starts

School Gardens As August approaches and teachers come back from summer break, the neglected gardens might need some attention and maintenance in preparation for fall planting.  If the area is over grown and herbicides need to be applied, remember that you will need time between making the application and planting.  More importantly under the School IPM rules, you will need to post the area and keep students out of the area for at least 4 hours. If the gardens plants have been damaged from heat or bugs, it’s… Read More →

School Pest News, Volume 13, Issue 2, February 2014

Drain flies By Wizzie Brown Drain flies are small, have two wings, and are a brownish or grayish color. Drain flies have a fuzzy appearance and when at rest, the wings are held roof-like over the body making them look like tiny moths, which is why they are also sometimes called moth flies. Drain flies are often seen in kitchens and bathrooms usually near sinks and tubs. They tend to be more active in the evening. Female flies lay eggs in the thin film of organic matter that builds… Read More →