May 18, 2011
The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic:
Stranger questions have been asked, but none recently.
A common phone call, message or sample involves a client who feels "bugs" are crawling on or burrowing into their skin, or that unexplained skin irritation is caused by insects they can n
One thing more disturbing than ant mounds in the prairie and pasture or in the lawn is ants in the house. Ants are one of the most common pests in and around homes, and one of the most common calls, messages and samples received by the ISU Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic. Although ants play a beneficial role in most environments, ants in the home and other buildings are undesirable because they may contaminate food, damage the structure or alarm r