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Insect Control


Moles (ADM-10-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

Learn more about the Eastern moles and the star-nosed mole, which are the two species of moles found in Indiana. This publication highlights topics such as the biology and behavior of moles, nests and runways for moles and how to control moles.

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Protecting Pollinators from Insecticide Applications in Turfgrass (E-267-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides turfgrass management professionals with suggestions aimed at minimizing the potential negative impacts of neonicotinoids and other insecticides on pollinators.

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Managing Billbugs in Turfgrass (E-266-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides turfgrass management professionals and property owners with information to help them (1) properly identify the most common billbug species with turfgrass in Indiana and adjacent states, (2) understand billbug biology, (3) recognize billbug damage, and (4) formulate safe and effective billbug management strategies.

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Japanese Beetles in the Urban Landscape (E-75-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

Japanese beetle infestations are found in rural and urban areas throughout Indiana. This publication describes Japanese beetle habits and how to control them in lawns, ornamentals, and food plants.

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Turf Insect Management (E-61-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides property owners and turfgrass management professionals with basic information to: (1) properly identify the most common turfgrass insect pests of Indiana and adjacent states, (2) recognize insect damage, (3) understand insect biology, and (4) formulate safe and effective pest management strategies.

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Chiggers and Their Control (E-34-W)

Purdue Extension Publication
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Ants (E-22-W)

Purdue Extension Publication
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Turfgrass Insects: Managing White Grubs in Turfgrass (E-271-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides Indiana turfgrass management professionals and property owners with information to help them (1) properly identify the most common white grub species, (2) understand white grub biology, (3) recognize white grub damage, and (4) formulate safe and effective management strategies.

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Pesticides and Formulation Technology (PPP-31)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication explains the benefits and problems associated with the various pesticide formulations. It also can be used to construct a planning or decision-making model for the proper selection of a formulation in a pest control process involving pesticides.

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