Bed Bugs: Proactive IPM Strategies Critical in Multi-Unit Housing

bed bug management methods

Amid the persistent threat of bed bug infestations in multi-unit housing, the best advice for property owners, managers, and tenants looking to avoid the pests is the same advice that applies to many other afflictions: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So says an extensive review of existing research into management […]

Unique Relationship Between Joshua Tree and Moth Documented for First Time

yucca moth oviposition

By Edward Ricciuti Rubbing elbows with UFO buffs snooping about the perimeter of nearby Area 51, scientists have set up shop in the Nevada desert near the town of Rachel, “UFO Capital of the World,” seeking to solve a mystery surrounding life right here on Earth: How did it become so incredibly diverse? Camped out […]

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle: New Guide Offers Pest Management Tips for Organic Growers

yellowmargined leaf beetle

In recent years, the demand for organic foods by the consuming public has exploded. Organic food sales surpassed $35 billion in the United States in 2014, up from an estimated $12 billion in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While humans are falling in love with organic food more and more, insects are […]

After the March for Science: Next Steps for Entomologists to Get Engaged

Leellen Solter and Marianne Alleyne in Washington DC

By Marianne Alleyne, Ph.D., and Leellen Solter, Ph.D. On a cloudy day in April, these two long-time friends set out on a journey from Central Illinois to Washington, DC. Road trip! The reason for the trip was, of course, to participate in the March for Science, but during the journey we covered many topics: our […]

New Formula Doubles Performance of Spotted Wing Drosophila Lure

spotted wing drosophila

To slightly modify an old adage, you can catch more flies with increased levels of acetoin, acetic acid, and ethanol than with methionol. Specifically, the fly in question is spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), an invasive pest in North American and Europe that attacks several fruit crops. A lure for catching and monitoring in D. […]