The New York State IPM Program is excited to launch a new virtual series, What’s Bugging You First Fridays, a Virtual presentations on practical solutions to pest problems.
In this monthly virtual series, we'll explore timely topics to help you use integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. What is IPM? It's a wholistic approach that uses different tools and practices to not only reduce pest problems, but to also address the reasons why pests are there in the first place. Each month, our speakers will share practical information about how you can use IPM.
Events will happen on the first Friday of every month from 12:00 to 12:30 PM EST on Zoom. Below is the schedule of presentations from March 2021 to February 2022 Each month we’ll cover a timely topic in 25 minutes, including time for questions. Then, in an IPM Minute, we’ll cover a specific task you can perform in the next few days to help you avoid pest problems.
Details and registration information can be found at:
|Spotted lanternfly: a new invasive pest||March 5, 2021|
|Dealing with springtime ants||Protect yourself against ticks||April 2, 2021|
|Rolling out the red carpet for good bugs in your garden||Scouting for spotted lanternfly egg masses||May 7, 2021|
|A better lawn without pesticides||Avoiding the sting: inspections to locate and remove wasp nests||June 4, 2021|
|Finding and eliminating mosquitoes in your yard||Hand-picking Japanese beetles from plants||July 2, 2021|
|How to pick over-the-counter pesticides||Yellowjacket trapping to catch aggressive wasps||August 6, 2021|
|Keeping pests out of your home this fall, from stink bugs to mice||Adult ticks are out for blood - how to avoid them||September 3, 2021|
|How to get rid of pantry moths||What to do if stink bugs got inside?||October 1, 2021|
|Dealing with mice in your home||Identifying sources of clothes moths||November 5, 2021|
|Avoid getting and spreading bed bugs||Fruit flies - don't bother me!||December 3, 2021|
|Picking pest-resistant vegetable seeds||Best practices for storing bird seed in the winter||January 7, 2022|
|Fungus gnats and indoor plants - what's the deal?||Recognizing and avoiding woodpecker damage on your home||February 4, 2022|
Last updated February 10, 2021