Are Pests Buggin' You?

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (February 9, 2021) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County in partnership with the New York State integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) 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 will 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 will 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:

or call CCE Chautauqua at 716-664-9502.

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

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Last updated February 9, 2021