Zika virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, especially the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and the Asian tiger mosquito (A. albopictus). These mosquitoes are found in the United States but their range is limited to the southern, southeastern, and mid-Atlantic regions. To date, there have not been any locally acquired cases of Zika virus in […]

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Many of Viking clients have gardens around their homes.  This article addresses how to keep your plants strong to prevent insect and pest damage.  Much of the information pertains to shrubs and landscaping around your home or business”.. Insect and Arthropod Management Through April Soil Preparation Many garden (insect and arthropod) pests can be directly […]

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Falling Temperatures do not Necessarily Mean Fewer Insects With record-breaking cold temperatures in much of the United States recently, newspaper headlines have suggested that the freezing weather this winter could mean fewer insects next spring. For example: “Celebrating Deep Freeze, Insect Experts See a Chance to Kill Off Invasive Species”. “The Upside Of The Bitter […]

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Snow Fleas – Yes Virginia There Are Such Things! As you know we write articles for Gardner News about a month in advance of the printing, so as I sit in 60 degree weather here in Northern New Jersey, I prepare for an interesting article on Snow fleas. This year so far El Niño has […]

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