Formosan subterranean termites have a strong urge to return to their central nest when it's time to molt.
By removing potential breeding sites such as fallen fruit, population levels of invasive spotted wing drosophila could be reduced
If you read the news, it can be easy to wonder why it seems like we’re losing the war against ticks and the diseases they transmit. Why, exactly, are ticks […]
By listening to sounds of the palm weevil, pest managers can determine how effective insecticides are working against the insect pest.
By Rayda Krell, Ph.D., and Melissa Willrich Siebert, Ph.D. “Creating a pollinator protection program is like making gumbo,” said Andy Whittington, environmental programs coordinator at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. […]
Extension agents across much of the United States often get questions from homeowners and forest managers about the forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria), and their concerns are understandable. The native […]
By Andrew Porterfield The red-eyed, spotted fly first appeared in the United States in strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry crops in Santa Cruz County, California, in 2008. Then the Southeast Asian […]
By Edward Ricciuti Cornell University scientists are tuning up the entomological version of psych war tactics that, instead of killing insect pests outright, manipulate their behavior so they avoid crops […]
Managing mosquito and tick populations and protecting the health of pollinators are growing concerns on a global scale, but success in both requires teamwork on the local level. A coalition […]
With the right combination of methods, landscape managers can strike an effective balance between pest management and protecting pollinators in turfgrass settings. A new, open-access guide in the Journal of […]
By Josh Lancette While the term “leafcutting ants” might bring to mind colorful shots in nature documentaries of highways of ants carrying green leaves through tropical forests, the reality of […]
It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks; they don’t sense […]
By Ryan C. Gott, Ph.D. “Living in the now” is passé. We have shifted focus onto benefiting our collective future. This mindset is often manifested in the term “sustainability,” broadly […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Susan J. Weller, Ph.D., and Robert K.D. Peterson, Ph.D. If there is one thing that we have learned from scientific research, it’s this: We cannot know where the next […]