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Virtual presentations on practical solutions to pest problems

Are pests bugging you? We're here to help!

In this monthly virtual series, we'll 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’ll 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.

To register for these events and receive the Zoom links, Click Here.

Accessibility: Live captioning will be available for all events. You will have the opportunity to request additional accommodations when you register.

Topic IPM Minute Date

Spotted lanternfly: a new invasive pest

Introduction to First Friday Events 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 select a pesticide Yellowjacket trapping to catch aggressive wasps August 6, 2021
Keeping pests out of your home this fall, from stink bugs to mice Fruit flies - don't bother me! September 3, 2021
How to get rid of pantry moths Adult ticks are out for blood - how to avoid them October 1, 2021
Dealing with mice in your home What to do if stink bugs got inside? November 5, 2021
Avoid getting and spreading bed bugs Identifying sources of clothes moths 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

Recordings of previous sessions are available at the What's Bugging You First Fridays playlist on YouTube.