Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer
Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose […]Read More
Do Solar Eclipses Make Bugs Do Strange Things?
In case you do not know, we are due for a solar eclipse. On August 21st a solar eclipse will occur. Seeing a solar eclipse, especially for the first time ever, can be fun even for those of you with no interest in astronomy. When solar eclipses occur, the suns’ rays are obviously blocked by […]Read More
New Invasive Insect Threatens America
Last year farmers and agricultural professionals were stumped as to what was killing so much Roseau cane, a tall grass-like plant that grows all over the world. In the United States Roseau cane grows around the mouth of the Mississippi river. After a few months, the reason for the mass death of these plants was […]Read More
The Least Known Of All Insect Pests Has To Be The Oystershell Scale
The Least Known Of All Insect Pests Has To Be The Oystershell Scale When considering all insect life on the planet, there is probably not a group of insects that are more obscure to the public than armored scale insects. One reason why nobody has heard of these insects is due to their minute size. […]Read More
Store Bought Hand Sanitizer May Have An Application In The Field Of Entomology
Store Bought Hand Sanitizer May Have An Application In The Field Of Entomology Ever since the turn of the millennium, hand sanitizer replaced soap as the most convenient way of ridding our hands of bacteria. Who knows if hand sanitizer is as effective as soap when it comes to cleaning our mitts. We just know […]Read More
Japanese Beetles Are Causing More Damage Than Usual This Year
Japanese Beetles Are Causing More Damage Than Usual This Year It is likely that all farmers fear some insect pests more than others, since different insect pests prefer to feed on different types of crops. For farmers located in the midwest, the invasive insects known as Japanese beetles are likely considered the most costly and […]Read More
Do Grasshoppers Swarm Often?
Do Grasshoppers Swarm Often? We have all heard of locust swarms, bee swarms, and even termite swarms, but how about grasshoppers swarms? If we do encounter grasshoppers, then it is probably because we catch them hopping into the air, but never flying. Many people are not even aware that some grasshopper species possess wings, let […]Read More
Ticks on the Rise
Discovering 35,000 Bees Living Above Your Bed Would Bee a Nightmare
Discovering 35,000 Bees Living Above Your Bed Would Bee a Nightmare Bees can sometimes take staring roles in our dreams, but usually once we wake up those bright flyers disappear. For one woman, however, she discovered she literally had thousands of bees intruding on her sleep. A woman called a pest controller after finding a […]Read More
How Have Zika Control Methods Changed Since Last Year?
How Have Zika Control Methods Changed Since Last Year? Since last summer officials in Florida have gained control over Zika outbreaks within the state, and they are prepared for the worst. Houston, Texas has been following Florida’s example. Although Houston has not seen the same amount of Zika infections as southern Florida has, Houston is […]Read More