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  1. Cicada Killer Wasp

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-63

    killers rarely sting humans unless someone tries to handle one. However, homeowners may become alarmed ... aggressive territorial behavior, but they are incapable of stinging. Females may sting when handled roughly, ... Typically, the male wasps are smaller than the females. Their coloration may resemble that of yellowjackets ...

  2. Winter and Your Backyard Chickens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-66

    a large quantity of new, dry bedding for the winter. Bedding materials may include wood shavings or chips, ... may malfunction and cause a fire.  Encourage Egg Production A decline or stop in egg production is ... Lights may be left on continuously or turned off manually or automatically with a timer.  Collecting eggs ...

  3. Asian Longhorned Beetle

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-75

    with very long antennae, which may span more than 3½ inches (8.9 cm). The beetles have a shiny black ... hatching, the immature ALB (larvae) may feed for a short time beneath the bark on the phloem, or they may ... not feed on the phloem and bore directly into the xylem; ultimately, all ALB larvae feed exclusively ...

  4. Repetitive Motion

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-7909

    cumulative trauma disorder or CTD. Pain or other warning signs may develop gradually over time or may be ... prevention. Early evaluation and treatment is important. A doctor may prescribe medication to help reduce swelling ... serious cases, physical therapy may be prescribed. • Listen to your doctor’s advice. In most cases, the ...

  5. Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Crab Spiders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-70

    insects. The hunting ground of crab spiders varies among species. They may hunt on the soil surface, leaf ... a reproductive female. It’s not fully understood how males find their mate, but they may use airborne pheromones ... thought of as a form of courtship—referred to as a bridal veil. Spiders do not mate directly like insects ...

  6. Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Jumping Spiders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-74

    are highly dictated by the food sources available to them. Jumping spiders may feed on small, ... cockroaches. They may even feed on other spiders. In home landscapes where insect pests are widely available as ... prey, jumping spiders may provide valuable pest management services as natural enemies, suppressing pest ...

  7. Nurturant Grandfathering: Recreation Work

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5805

    who live close to their grandchildren may more consistently spend time doing activities such as ... Grandfathers who see grandchildren only occasionally because of geographic distance may center their leisure ... generative activities they are not working toward their developmental potential and may become stagnate and ...

  8. Using Soil to Remove Pollutants From Wastewater

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-745

    and supporting Ohio’s largest industry: agriculture.  The soil’s ability to purify wastewater has been ... treatment occurs in dense till due to low permeability and limited biological activity. Dense tills may ... wastewater. Pollutants can move quickly through saturated soil and may move considerable distances with the ...

  9. Food Preservation: Freezing Vegetables

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5333

    prevent redepositing of dirt and residues. Peel, trim and cut into pieces as directed for each vegetable ... microwave blanch and risk low-quality vegetables should work with small quantities and follow directions ... developed, shell and follow directions for green peas. Peppers: sweet, green or red      Halves      Strips ...

  10. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Privet (Ligustrum spp.)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-103

    white flowers appear May to June. Arranged in clusters at or near the tips of branches. Stamens extend ... methods that may be considered. The method applied depends on the size of the plants, the size of the ... appropriately labeled at the time of publication. Because pesticide labeling may change at any time, you should ...

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