Category Archives: Bugs

How to get rid of worms in cherry trees?

The Cherry Fruitfly affects cherries and other soft-bodied fruits such as California berries. Numerous gardeners have complained that small little white worms are found in cherries right at the time of the harvest. These worms are the maggots of a fruit fly that has been a parasite in Japan for decades but somehow has come to the United… Read More »

Are stink bugs poisonous to dogs?

Many pet parents have this question for their pets. The stink or shield beetle is an insect belonging to the Pentatomoidea family that produces an unpleasant odor to keep its prey away. If you touch it, you will find this foul smell due to the release of aldehydes (the chemical responsible for foul odor and some irritation). These… Read More »