What if we could use byproducts from biofuel production as new insect pest management tools—to make both energy and food production more sustainable? New research shows this vision is well within reach.
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.
Entomologists and art conservators at a museum in Taiwan studied the infestation of more than 80 paintings by drugstore beetles (Stegobium paniceum), in hopes of developing improved pest management and conservation practices.
Termite baits can wipe out a colony in about 90 days, but the colony's eggs are gone by day 30. Why? A new study investigates and fills in a missing piece of the puzzle in understanding how termite colonies collapse when exposed to a chitin synthesis inhibitor.