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What’s in a Nest: Scavenger Turns Major Pest in Chicken Houses

Lesser mealworm beetles (Alphitobius diaperinus) evolved to live in bird nests, and in broiler chicken houses their populations explode. A new pest profile in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines why lesser mealworms are exceptionally challenging to manage in chicken houses and identifies key research needs for future progress.

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How One Entomologist Takes a ‘One Health’ Approach to Engage Across Disciplines

Meet Karen Poh, Ph.D., research entomologist at the USDA-ARS Animal Disease Research Unit, in Pullman, Washington, whose work in public health, animal and medical entomology earned her a spot in the Early Career Professional Recognition Symposium at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of ESA, ESC, and ESBC. Learn more about Poh and her work in this next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.