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Cooperative Extension Pest Resources and Soil Test Information
By: Amber Wynkoop, 4-H Educator and Consumer Horticulture Educator
Spring has finally sprung in Lewis County! While the trees and other plants are waking up from a long winter’s nap that means that some of our not so favorable friends are becoming more active as well. This is the time of year when insects like grubs become more active, which leads to an increased number of small animals like moles and skunks wandering around searching for the tasty grubs. Ladybugs might also seem like they’ve multiplied out of nowhere after taking cover in your house through the winter. As you venture out into the woods, you might also see some invasive insect species such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorn Beetle, which can destroy stands of trees. The Lewis County Cooperative Extension Office has a variety of resources such as factsheets, handouts and other materials to help combat and control these unwanted pests. In addition, we offer pH and nutrient analysis tests for a small fee for your garden, lawn or crop fields, to help you better understand your soil’s nutrient composition to optimize your yield. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County with any questions about these spring pests and soil testing at 376-5270.