Why Stink Bug Pheromone Traps Perform Poorly During Winter Invasions

brown marmorated stink bug

Score one for the brown marmorated stink bug, again. Since the pernicious pest arrived in the United States nearly 20 years ago, it has proven difficult to fend off, attacking crops in the summer and invading homes in the fall and winter. And, as a team of researchers has recently found, one of the leading […]

A Model for Effective, Reduced-Cost Bed Bug Monitoring

bed bug dorsal view

While the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) can target all varieties of human habitats, it is a significant concern in settings such as multi-unit, low-income housing, especially those for the elderly or disabled, where the pest can spread easily and resources for management of the pest are often limited. However, a new study published in […]

Here’s How to Inspect Your Trees for Emerald Ash Borer

By Anand Persad, PhD Urban treescapes are under attack. Seven billion ash trees, the dominant species of urban American canopies, are at risk of being destroyed by the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) if not treated. Since its first detection in Michigan in 2002, EAB has spread to 25 states and killed more than 50 […]

Study Confirms Effectiveness of Cheap, Simple Traps for Citizen Science Project

By Kaine Korzekwa By asking members of the public to capture and send beetles in for research, scientists at the University of Florida are using “citizen science” to get a better idea of the distribution of invasive beetle species in the southeastern United States. “It’s actually very hard for scientists to do a large-scale project […]