Archive for March, 2010

Pest of the Month: Winter Moth

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
The winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is usually active in its adult stage from November to January. Eggs hatch in the spring, and the larvae climb trees in order to move to other areas through a process called “ballooning,” in which the larvae produces a strand of silk that helps it catch and ride air currents.

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Adult male winter moths are light brown with fringed wings, while the adult female moths are gray, wingless and flightless. Larvae are green caterpillars with a white stripe on each side of the body.

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Storm Damage Across the East Coast

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The Northeast United States has once again been hammered by another storm. We found a photo gallery that pretty much sums up the experience and shows how much cleanup has to be done yet again.

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