Yellowjacket hornet adult on grey background.

How to Find Pest Removal Experts

Occasionally our office will get a question about bee removal, but after discussion it turns out that the “bees” are actually hornets, not honey bees.  A lot of folks aren’t equipped to deal with hornets themselves, so the next question is: “who is in the area that can help me?”  In Extension we can’t recommend […]

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Carpenter Ants

Have you seen big black ants crawling around your house?  They might be carpenter ants!  Carpenter ants can be a nuisance in the home.  Click the button below to find out more about controlling them in the factsheet “Controlling Carpenter Ants”.

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This is the time of year that all sorts of insects start invading your home. Temperatures are getting cool outside, food sources are diminishing, and bugs start looking for a place to overwinter.  One of the pesky insects that you may find invading your home is the earwig.  Find out more about how to deal […]

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Bee Removal

Our office often gets the question, “I have a swarm of bees on my property, who do I contact to remove them?” You can find a bee removal expert by clicking on the button below.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Marquette County

News release from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: EAB Confirmed in Marquette, Richland Counties for First Time Release Date: 8/6/15 Contact: Donna Gilson 608-224-5130, Bill Cosh, Communications Director 608-224-5020, MADISON – Marquette County will become the 38th Wisconsin county to be quarantined for emerald ash borer, following discovery of the […]

Spotted wing drosophila (male and female) against a penny for scale. Photo by Phil Pellitteri, UW Insect Diagnostic Lab.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Found in Marquette County

Spotted Wing Drosophila has been confirmed in Marquette County today.  This is a pest of all soft-skinned fruit crops, including strawberries, raspberries, grapes, and others.  The Insect Diagnostic Lab is maintaining a Spotted Wing Drosophila website that houses loads of information on this insect, including identification, management, and monitoring strategies.