Neighborhood Watch: How Asian Tiger Mosquito Habitat Varies From Block to Block in an Urban Setting

Aedes albopictus

By Meredith Swett Walker A neighborhood watch generally keeps an eye out for potential burglars and vandals, reporting them to local law enforcement when spotted. But if you want to improve safety and health in your neighborhood, it may be wise to keep an eye out for small pockets of water that collect in objects […]

Destructive Beet Flea Beetle Intercepted in Baltimore

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Wednesday that agriculture specialists from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Baltimore made a first-in-nation pest discovery when they intercepted a live insect known as Chaetocnema breviuscula (Chrysomelidae), a beet flea beetle, while inspecting ceramic tile from Italy. This jumping beetle chews […]

Baltimore CBP Agents Stop Invasive Chinese Moth at Seaport

In December, 2013 we reported that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted an ant from Italy while inspecting a shipment of ceramic tiles in Baltimore. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the same CBP office recently made a first-in-the-nation pest discovery when they intercepted a moth, Nemapogon gersimovi, while inspecting […]