Tag: seasonal

Meet the Root Weevil

Have you found any of these crawling around your house recently? This is the root weevil. Weevils are a type of beetle; the root weevil – also known as a strawberry weevil – is common to much of Canada and the northern United States. They are black and about 1/4 inch long. They can easily […]

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The Effects of a Warm Winter

This winter and last winter have been exceptionally, unseasonably warm. While there is still several months left of winter 2012-2013, winter of 2011-2012 was the fifth warmest winter on record in the Northeast. In Minneapolis, temperatures didn’t drop below zero until the 19th of January, which is a tie for the latest date for the […]

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Common Autumn Pests

As the temperature outside drops, we like to cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents. While the advent of fall usually means an end to earwigs, wasps, hornets, groundhogs and bats, autumn brings with it its own invaders: rodents, box-elder bugs, and Japanese lady beetles, Michigan’s common autumn pests. […]

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