Abandoned car tires are known for providing attractive egg-laying sites for mosquitoes, but new research shows that tires—especially when covered in snow—also insulate mosquito eggs from harsh winter temperatures.
Researchers in California tested several common insecticide baits used for management of German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) and found evidence of resistance to all but one bait in several field-caught populations.
A fluorescent dye designed for use as an anti-theft tool and aid in forensic criminal investigations also works well for marking insects in mark-release-recapture efforts, a new study shows.
Researchers deploying predator insects to attack an invasive forest pest need to monitor how well those predators' populations are growing. A new specially designed container speeds up that work by collecting and separating two different predator species at the same time.