Fall Invaders are coming: Kudzu Bugs


These fall invaders, the Kudzu Bug became increasingly popular of a nuisance in 2009, quickly invading the Southeast. The kudzu bug has gained considerable notoriety for the economic problems it causes. Based on what is

Fall Invaders Are Coming: Stink bugs


When you live in East Tennessee these little scaly pests, the Stink bug, is no stranger and with fall quickly approaching us it is time to see these fall invaders in full force. The stink

Fall Invaders Are Coming: Ladybugs


Ladybugs, or lady beetles, are beneficial insects to gardeners because they are predators of garden pests like aphids and spider mites. In other words, we want lady beetles in our gardens, but the problem

Fall Invaders are Coming: Boxelder Bugs


Box elder bugs are common pests over much of the United States, especially East Tennessee. Adults are about 1/2 inch long and have a bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back

CDC is Almost Out of Money to Fight the Zika Virus


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is almost out of money to combat the growing problem and fight the Zika Virus, says their Director. What an alarming announcement! As more and more Americans are