Most commonly available pesticides used in South Dakota for Turf & Ornamentals and the inclusion of an active ingredient shall not be taken as an endorsement or the exclusion of one labeled for use a criticism regarding effectiveness. Please read and follow all label instructions and the label is the final authority for a product’s use on a pest or plant. Not all active ingredients listed are in forms available to the public and some may require a commercial pesticide license.
Tree Issue Treatments
The periods of unseasonably warm weather, especially in Western South Dakota, have temporarily brought several insects and other arthropods out of their winter hiding places. One of the arthropods getting attention lately has been the clover mite.
Even though fall is here, insects are still active, especially those that spend time indoors. We’ve received pictures and samples from across the state of small, reddish-brown beetles that appear inside homes. These insects are the foreign grain beetle.
It is not unusual to see insects in a garden during the fall, but it can be frustrating to watch nearly ripe produce be destroyed by insects before it can be picked.