A Model for Effective, Reduced-Cost Bed Bug Monitoring

bed bug dorsal view

While the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) can target all varieties of human habitats, it is a significant concern in settings such as multi-unit, low-income housing, especially those for the elderly or disabled, where the pest can spread easily and resources for management of the pest are often limited. However, a new study published in […]

Recap: ESA Webinar on Science Advocacy

We March for Science

The upcoming March for Science will be a day of energy and enthusiasm for the critical value of science to society, but change will be measured over a much greater timeframe. That’s why scientists should equip themselves with the tools and know-how to effectively engage the public, media, and lawmakers on both specific research topics […]

Playlist: The Wonderful World of Entomology

Wonderful World of Entomology Playlist Screenshot

As the March for Science nears, the Entomological Society of America has curated a new playlist of videos on the ESA YouTube channel to showcase some of the fascinating and important work that entomologists do and their incredible discoveries about the lives of insects. If you’re an entomologist who wants to advocate for entomology and educate […]

Well-Fed, Older Asian Longhorned Beetles Fly Farther, May Require New Quarantine Zones

Asian longhorned beetle

By Andrew Porterfield The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) has been an invasive pest in North America since 1996, when it arrived from China and Korea, probably through infested wood-packing material. Today, it’s been detected in the northeast United States, Canada, and Europe and at nearly every port in the U.S. Since its arrival, the […]

Get to Know Tropilaelaps Mites, Another Serious Parasite of Honey Bees

Tropilaelaps clareae

By Josh Lancette The plight of honey bees is well documented, as is the cause of much of their grief: parasitic mites. Varroa destructor gets the largest amount of attention as the most devastating parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), but other serious parasitic mites exist as well. In a new review article published […]