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Know your bees. “Murder hornets” not likely in North Carolina

By on May 17, 2022

People are out working in their yards more and likely will see bees buzzing about pollinating plants. It is also the time of year when people start to see common North Carolina bees, wasps and hornets. Eastern cicada killer wasps,

A gentle reminder: That bug in your backyard probably isn’t an Asian Giant Hornet

By on May 13, 2022

The sun is shining and the bees are buzzing – but not the Asian Giant Hornets. As the weather gets warmer and insects like bees and wasps become more active, NCDA&CS has seen an uptick in calls from people who

Plant Industry to add two furry friends

By on October 14, 2021

Man’s best friend will soon have a brand-new job in North Carolina — hunting down invasive bugs. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Plant Industry division will soon welcome a pair of working dogs named Kita and

Poolside Pests: Checking your pool filters this summer can save North Carolina’s trees

By on May 26, 2021

Guest authors: Courtney Smith and Kelly Oten, NCSU Extension As the weather gets warmer in North Carolina, it’s clear that summer is upon us. Many people enjoy what summer brings — the warm weather, vacations and relaxing by the pool!

Look out for the spotted lanternfly, a bug that threatens fruit and wine!

By on May 20, 2021

Guest authors: Courtney Smith and Kelly Oten, NCSU Extension You won’t like the spotted lanternfly if you like to sit under the shade of trees, enjoy fruits such as apples, sip wine or work in the garden. The spotted lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly could be dangerous for North Carolina; Here’s what you need to know

By on March 15, 2021

While North Carolina has its fair share of invasive species already within the state, experts at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are also on the lookout for pests just outside of our borders. The Spotted Lanternfly

N.C. Forest Service to build on 2020 accomplishments and continue advancing sustainable forestry in North Carolina

By on February 11, 2021

While 2020 proved to be one of the most challenging years we have faced, it was also a year of opportunities and accomplishments for the N.C. Forest Service. COVID-19 brought much of the world and much of our lives to

The adult spotted lanternfly is shown in this picture.

Help Us Spot the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly!

By on March 25, 2020

As its area of infestation grows, North Carolinians should be on the lookout and report sightings of the spotted lanternfly! The spotted lanternfly is sure to draw looks with its vibrant coloration and speckled pattern. By most accounts, it’s a

Pictured is a late-stage spotted lanternfly nymph.

The Spotted Lanternfly: Spotted in Virginia

By on April 25, 2018

And we need your help to spot it here! In 2013, the emerald ash borer was found for the first time in N.C.  Now, a mere 5 years later, it can be found in a third of our state. The