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Practical solutions to pest problems on the first Friday of every month

Each month, experts will share practical information and answer questions on using integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. We’ll end with an IPM Minute, and cover a specific action you can take in the next few days to help you avoid pest problems.

Join us Live, on the first Friday of every month from Noon to 12:30 EST on Zoom or check out recordings of our past events.


Register for Upcoming What’s Bugging You Events 

You will receive a Zoom link the week of the event
Accessibility: Live captioning will be available for all events. You will have the opportunity to request additional accommodations when you register.
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Upcoming Events


July 1, 2022

12 p.m.

Feature Presentation: Identification of common garden tomato diseases
IPM Minute: Tips to avoid damage by the squash vine borer

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12:30 p.m. en Español

Presentación: Identificación de enfermedades comunes en el cultivo de tomate
Minuto MIP:  Consejos para evitar daños por el barrenador de la calabaza (Melittia cucurbitae) 

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August 5, 2022

Feature Presentation: Do's and Don'ts for ladybugs in the garden
IPM Minute: Risks associated with pest control home remedies


September 2, 2022

Feature Presentation: Tackling white grubs in your lawn: scouting, decision-making, and sustainable management
IPM Minute: Shoo flies, don't bother me!


October 7, 2022

Feature Presentation: Fall lawn IPM: managing leaves and ticks
IPM Minute: Is that a praying mantis egg case?


November 4, 2022

Feature Presentation: Repellents, fencing, and other IPM approaches for managing deer damage
IPM Minute: Where you chuck your pumpkins matters


December 2, 2022

Feature Presentation: Homeowner update on emerald ash borer management
IPM Minute: Creepy crawly Christmas - what to do if you find insects in your Christmas tree


Past Events

Look for a recording of a particular past session below or check out our "What's Bugging You First Fridays" YouTube playlist.


June 3, 2022

Feature Presentation: Surprising ways weather affects your gardening
IPM Minute: Mowing matters: giving your lawn the edge


May 6, 2022

Feature Presentation: IPM considerations for composting
IPM Minute: Spotting spotted lanternfly


April 1, 2022

Feature Presentation: Our Land, Our Water: a campaign to protect Long Island's drinking water
IPM Minute: Spring cleaning - in the garden


March 4, 2022

Feature Presentation: Recognizing and avoiding woodpecker damage on your home
IPM Minute: It’s winter – but ticks are still active


February 4, 2022

Feature Presentation: Fungus gnats and indoor plants - what's the deal?
IPM Minute: Sanitation when starting garden seeds at home


January 7, 2022

Feature Presentation: Picking pest-resistant vegetable seeds
IPM Minute: Best practices for storing birdseed in the winter


December 3, 2021

Feature Presentation: Avoid getting and spreading bed bugs
IPM Minute: Identifying sources of clothes moths


November 5, 2021

Feature Presentation: Dealing with mice in your home
IPM Minute: What to do if stink bugs got inside?


October 1, 2021

Feature Presentation: How to get rid of pantry moths
IPM Minute: Adult ticks are out for blood - how to avoid them


September 3, 2021

Feature Presentation: Keeping pests out of your home this fall, from stink bugs to mice
IPM Minute: Fruit flies - don't bother me!


August 6, 2021

Feature Presentation: How to select a pesticide
IPM Minute: Yellowjacket trapping to catch aggressive wasps


July 2, 2021

Feature Presentation: Finding and eliminating mosquitoes in your yard
IPM Minute: Hand-picking Japanese beetles from plants


June 4, 2021

Feature Presentation: A better lawn without pesticides
IPM Minute: Avoiding the sting: inspections to locate and remove wasp nests


May 7, 2021

Feature Presentation: Rolling out the red carpet for good bugs in your garden
IPM Minute: Scouting for spotted lanternfly egg masses


April 2, 2021

Feature Presentation: Dealing with springtime ants
IPM Minute: Protect yourself against ticks


March 5, 2021

Feature Presentation: Spotted lanternfly: a new invasive pest
IPM Minute: Introduction to First Friday Events


This work was funded in part by the Northeastern IPM Center through Grant #2018-70006-28882 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management, Regional Coordination Program. 

Northeastern IPM CenterUSDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Este trabajo fue financiado en parte por el Centro IPM del Noreste a través de la Subvención # 2018-70006-28882 del Instituto Nacional de Alimentos y Agricultura, Protección de Cultivos y Manejo de Plagas, Programa de Coordinación Regional.