Pheromone Treatment Puts Up the “No Vacancy” Sign for Douglas-Fir Beetles
A new review article looks at the research and development of a leading method for protecting Douglas-fir trees from bark-beetle infestations, using the pests' antiaggregation pheromone against them—essentially putting up a "no vacancy" sign that sends the beetles elsewhere.
Scientists Stumble Upon Promising Repellent for Beetle Pest
Researchers discovered a potential repellent for walnut twig beetles when they ran out of one adhesive for sticky traps and switched to another, and suddenly the beetles were no longer attracted to the traps.
New Ingredient Improves Pheromone Lure for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Researchers at USDA's Agricultural Research Service identified a chemical that enhances capture of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in pheromone traps
Dr. Tom Baker Talks About Harry Shorey, a Pioneer in Pheromone Biology
At the 2015 annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Dr. Tom Baker (Penn State University) delivered the Founders’ Memorial Lecture. The Founders’ Memorial Award was established in 1958 […]