Category Archives: Local Pest News
08-12-2015Insects As Military Weapons: Yay or Nay?
Insects As Military Weapons: Yay or Nay? Insects and military espionage aren't usually placed in the same sentence, but news of the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recent military projects using insects as military weapons has...Read More
07-30-2015Soybean Fields Fertile Ground for Bug Control
Soybean Fields Fertile Ground for Bug Control A widely used food staple, soybeans provide a nutritious food source to more than just humans. A huge variety of bugs go after the plant, and as conditions change due to weather and bug resistance,...Read More
07-09-2015Fungus Taking a Bite out of Avocados
Fungus Taking a Bite out of Avocados Avocados are Florida's second largest crop, second only to citrus as one of the main agricultural exports of this agricultural powerhouse. And like citrus, they are being threatened by a difficult to treat...Read More
07-06-2015Insect Study Enriches Climate Change Models
Insect Study Enriches Climate Change Models Four universities are splitting funding from the National Science Foundation to get at the mechanisms of insect life as creatures adapt to warming waterways. Aquatic insects will change territory as creeks...Read More
06-22-2015The Fantastic Flying Machines of Nature
The Fantastic Flying Machines of Nature Scientists who want to understand both hovering and light track ability are looking to the moth for answers. This member of the Lepidoptera order possess highly developed abilities to hover and track a...Read More
06-15-2015Mosquitoes May Carry Another Fever
Rickettsia felis is a bacteria that causes fever, muscle aches, rash and headache. It lives in African countries where malaria is also common. Until recently, it was believed to be transmitted by fleas and ticks, but new research shows there may...Read More
05-26-2015Keep the Bugs Away So You Can Play!
Keep the Bugs Away So You Can Play Summer is here and the mosquitoes aren't far behind. Some folks avoid these flying critters by staying indoors, others bug-proof their yards, pools and patios . . . but many of us choose reach for a bottle --...Read More