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Pests

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Bug Expert Dispels Myths About Ticks & Mosquitoes

You hear about the dangers of ticks often in the spring and summer but what you think is that blood sucking creature on you might be something completely different.

Entomologist Bill Todaro joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss the difference between ticks and “billbugs” as well as dispel some other common insect misconceptions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/07/2014

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Tent Caterpillars Setting Up Camp In Parts Of Area

Eastern tent caterpillars – or bag worms – form their white, cobweb-like nests every year. This year, experts say there are even more in our area.

05/28/2014

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How To Keep The Pests Away From Your Garden

Any gardener worth his or her salt can tell you which critters do the most damage.

05/16/2014

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Phipps Cuts Down On Pesticide Use By Turning To Bugs

A lot of people these days are worried about the health effects and risks that chemical pesticides have on the environment.

08/02/2013

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With Warmer Weather Comes Return Of Stink Bugs

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Apparently, no truer words have been spoken when it comes to stink bugs.

04/08/2013