Agriculture
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VIDEO: Traps in Residents’ Yards Help County Watch for Invasive Pests

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Insect detection specialists for County Agriculture, Weights and Measures help guard the region against potentially devastating pests. They vigilantly set and check traps for many insects, including Gypsy moths and Japanese beetles in summer months. Neither of the insects has made it to San Diego County yet, but the pest detectors are keeping close watch to prevent an infestation.

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It’s Crazy Spider Dance Time; Orb Weaver Season is Back!

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They’re big. They’re scary looking. And they spin enormous, circular webs that can stretch between trees, from a tree to your house, or your house to your car. It’s orb weaver spider time again in San Diego County!

Agriculture
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VIDEO: Kids Get Hands-on Lesson on Bugs

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The best way to learn is to get your hands on something. So San Diego County entomologist Tracy Ellis and her crew brought a collection of bugs to San Pasqual Union School to teach the kids a few things about insects. It’s one of the many ways the County’s Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department helps educate […]

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County Blooming with Painted Lady Butterflies

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You may have noticed—San Diego County is blossoming with beautiful, floating, black and orange “painted lady” butterflies. “You just peek out the window and there they are, they’re everywhere.”