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Predators offer growers free pest control. Learn how more about these important natural controls.

Online Information

Insect Predators – photo gallery and information about common insect predators

Pest Predators – how Christmas tree predators utilize flowering ground covers in Christmas tree fields


Scouting for Christmas Tree Predators – how to scout for and recognize predators of twig aphids, spider mites, and biological control organisms for scales and especially elongate hemlock scale

Photo Gallery

Other On-Line Resources:

Biological control – Cornell University website on biological control

Bug of the week: Dustywings – includes video footage of larva from University of Maryland