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Tag: biocontrol

Rearing Stink Bugs for Biological Control

Many people think of stink bugs as pests, especially as the brown marmorated stink bugs spreads throughout the U.S. However, certain stink bugs are beneficial, such as Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas), […]

Biological Control to Manage Stink Bugs

“Biological control” is a way of managing pests by using natural predators. In this blog, we’ve written about how some wasps parasitize caterpillars by laying eggs inside them, and how […]

Using Wolbachia to Control Mosquitoes

Entomologists at the University of Kentucky were recently granted a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency to begin field trials of a new mosquito control method. Professor Stephen Dobson developed […]