Outreach and Educational Materials
Emerald Ash Borer Fact Sheet
A fact sheet containing many beneficial facts about Emerald Ash Borer. New infestations are difficult to detect and damage may not be obvious for years. They infest tree crowns first but EAB adults leave behind distinctive D-shaped exit holes (1/8 inch wide) when they emerge from trees in the spring, and when the larvae chew through the bark, they create serpentine shaped, excrement-filled channels that may be seen by peeling bark away from the tree.Download
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Fact Sheet
A fact sheet containing many beneficial facts about Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). It was accidentally introduced into the eastern U.S. from Asia in the late 1990s. It was first detected in Utah in 2012 and can now be found in several Northern Utah counties. BMSB has a broad host range that includes fruit, vegetable, ornamental, and field crop plants.Download
Spotted Wing Drosophila Fact Sheet
This fact sheet has general information concerning Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). SWD has been detected in many counties in northern Utah, and can be controlled using insecticides common in fruit integrated pest management plants. If SWD is caught in monitoring traps, insecticide applications must be used during the unripe fruit stage to prevent damage.
Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring Fact Sheet
This fact sheet has information for monitoring and diagnosing the Spotted Wing Drosophila. Monitoring is a crucial first step for management of SWD. Suspected SWD caught in monitoring traps can be sent to the UPPDL for identification before applying an insecticide.Download
Invasive Insect Look-alike Fact Sheet
This fact sheet has information on properly identifying invasive insects and their look-alikes. Here, we provide a quick identification reference guide for brown marmorated stink bug, and Japanese beetle (both currently found in Utah) and emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle (not yet detected in Utah).Download
Identification and Trapping SWD Video
Here you can watch Utah State University Extension Specialists explain how to identify Spotted Wing Drosophila and how to trap them using hot water, yeast, sugar and dish soap. The dish soap traps the Spotted Wing Drosophila.