Squash Bug nymphs

Squash bug nymphs

Western Conifer Seed Bug
Image by Teresa Golden

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Nuisance Species

Poison Ivy 
Toxicodendron radicans

Poison Ivy

Eastern poison ivy is expected to become more widespread in Central New York due to global climate change. Learn how to identify it, here.

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bed bug 
Cimex lectularius

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are small insects that can inhabit bedrooms and hotel rooms. They feed on blood and their bites can cause a rash. Learn how to identify and manage them, here.

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boxelder bug 
Boisea trivittata

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder Bugs (Boisea trivittata) are nuisance pests. Their feces can stain light colored surfaces and smashing them can also release an unpleasant odor. Learn how to identify and manage them, here.

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Western Conifer Seed Bug

The Wester Conifer Seed Bug

These nuisance pests find their way into homes during the end of summer and early fall looking for a place to spend the winter. They emit a foul-smelling odor when disturbed, handled, or crushed/squished.

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Donna Peterson
Program Coordinator, Community Horticulture
518-828-3346 ext.106

Last updated April 6, 2018