Arilus Cristatus, commonly known as the wheel bug, due to their unique gear like structure. These assassin bugs, like the Wheel Bug, are part of the Hemiptera order, Reduviidae family and are found throughout the Northeast and the South in the U.S. Fun fact: stink bugs and bed bugs are a part of the same family.
It's that time of year again when bagworms could appear and unfortunately, they damage plants. Bagworms prefer juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine, and cedar but also attack deciduous trees. Bagworm control can be done easily and without pesticides. The bags hold over 300 eggs in the cocoon and disperse in late spring by "ballooning" or crawling. … Continue reading Bag Worm Control