Sac Pest Invasion: Bagrada bug

Sac Pest Invasion: Bagrada bug

Yet another beetle makes its mark on Sac Pest Invasion this week. This time we are examining the Bagrada Bug which is originally from Africa but has since landed in the United States to the detriment of local farmers and gardeners alike. In the United States the...
Japanese Beetle Threat Persists In Carmichael

Japanese Beetle Threat Persists In Carmichael

Over the last several years the Sacramento area has been struggling to resist the spread of the dreaded Japanese Beetle. This pesky insect was first spotted in Carmichael in 2011 when 17 Japanese Beetles were confirmed, starting the annual campaign to prevent their...
Sac Pest Invasion: Japanese Beetle

Sac Pest Invasion: Japanese Beetle

It’s time to take a look at another invasive pest insect destroying plants throughout the Sacramento area. The handsome Japanese Beetle is the second in our series of invasive pests following our previous coverage of the Spotted Wing Drosophila which has been...
Spring Awakens Sleeping Stink Bugs

Spring Awakens Sleeping Stink Bugs

As the weather continues to warm hibernating pests are beginning to emerge from their slumber in the hopes of feeding on plants and laying eggs for the summer. Insects like Boxelder bugs and Stinkbug beetles cram into every nook and cranny during the winter to stay...