Are Pests Buggin' You?

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (February 2, 2022) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County in partnership with the New York State integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) is excited to announce the continuation of a new virtual series, What’s Bugging You First Fridays, Virtual presentations on practical solutions to pest problems.

In this monthly virtual series, you can 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 February 2022 to December 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.


Fungus gnats and indoor plants - what's the deal?

Sanitation when starting garden seeds at home *new topic*February 4, 2022

Recognizing and avoiding woodpecker damage on your homeIt’s winter – but ticks are still active

March 4, 2022

Our Land, Our Water: a campaign to protect Long Island's drinking waterSpring cleaning - in the gardenApril 1, 2022

IPM considerations for compostingSpotting spotted lanternflyMay 6, 2022

Surprising ways weather affects your gardeningMowing matters: giving your lawn the edgeJune 3, 2022

Identification of common garden tomato diseasesTips to avoid damage by the squash vine borerJuly 1, 2022

Tackling white grubs in your lawn: scouting, decision-making, and sustainable managementShoo flies, don't bother me!September 2, 2022

Fall lawn IPM: managing leaves and ticksIs that a praying mantis egg case?

October 7, 2022

Repellents, fencing, and other IPM approaches for managing deer damageWhere you chuck your pumpkins matters

November 4, 2022

Homeowner update on emerald ash borer managementCreepy crawly Christmas - what to do if you find insects in your Christmas tree December 2, 2022

CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated February 2, 2022