In urban settings, plant selection and landscape maintenance play a critical role in pollinator populations and the preservation of essential ecosystem services. A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management reviews case studies and identifies opportunities for future study and action in urban pollinator conservation.
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.
Meet Jamora Hamilton, Ph.D., expert in cockroach management and urban entomology and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
Monitoring for cockroach infestations in homes and buildings is hindered by a lack of effective and practical attractants, but researchers at Rutgers University say a mix of extracts from apple and blueberry has proven highly effective in lab and field settings and could lead to more successful cockroach integrated pest management programs.
Meet Kayla Perry, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University, ground-beetle enthusiast, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.