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June Insect Management Calendar

Original Source: 
Kris Braman, UGA Entomology Department
Original Source: 
Will Hudson, UGA Entomology Department
 
The following are insect pests that you might expect to see during June in Georgia. Become familiar with them so you will be able to recognize them in the landscape.

Pests of Herbs

Herbs are generally resistant to garden pests and diseases. As with growing any plant, thorough soil preparation, good cultivation practices, adequate watering, and good drainage keeps most herbs growing well and trouble free. A few pests occur, however.

Mosquito Control

Buzzzzzzzz...SMACK! Spring and summer rains can cause a population explosion of mosquitoes! Two kinds of mosquitoes are commonly seen (and felt!): the " swamp" or "Egyptian" mosquito, which feeds at dusk and the Asian tiger mosquito, which feeds during the day. The tiger mosquito has tiny white stripes around its rear legs. Since the tiger mosquito flies and feeds during the day, it is the one that causes the most distress to gardeners and others.
 

Dark-Winged Fungus Gnats

DARK-WINGED FUNGUS GNATS (Diptera: Sciaridae). Dark-winged fungus gnats or sciarid flies, primarily in the genus Bradysia, are pests of ornamental and other potted plants.
 

Crickets

Crickets belong to the insect order Orthoptera, which also includes grasshoppers and katydids.
 
                           House Cricket

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs feed primarily on the seed-bearing boxelder trees by sucking sap from the leaves, tender twigs and developing seeds.      

Argentine Ants

When outdoor temperatures get hotter and conditions get drier, humans aren't the only ones coming indoors. Argentine ants are marching inside, too.