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A different kind of ‘deer mouse’

December 4, 2019 By
Are you using mounted trail cameras at your accounts? Or are you using photos and videos in other ways, such as with a GoPro device? Read more»
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Nibbles in full holiday mode in December 2018. IMAGE: BIG BLUE BUG SOLUTIONS

Deck the ‘bug’ with lights so jolly

November 27, 2019 By
The Boston Globe recently profiled Big Blue Bug Solutions, and how its team gets its giant rooftop termite mascot, Nibbles Woodaway, ready for the holidays. Read more»
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The assassin bug. IMAGE: KARLA SALP, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BUGWOOD.ORG

TV channel looks at pestilent warfare

November 18, 2019 By
Here's a good reminder of how dangerous insects can be, and how pest management professionals serve to protect public health. Read more»
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mosquito PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/DOUG4537

Mosquito research really runs the gamut

November 13, 2019 By
As Old Man Winter makes his presence known throughout much of the country this week, we thought there was no better way to recall the halcyon days of summer than to round up three recent mosquito stories making headlines. Ready?... Read more»
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Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net

How realistic are ant emojis? An entomologist weighs in

November 6, 2019 By
An entomologist rates ant emojis in a Tumblr post and it goes viral. Tell us your thoughts on anatomically correct insect emojis and artwork. Read more»
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Photo: Lee Karney, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bugwood.org

The sort-of squirrelly bird catches the headline

October 24, 2019 By
It has not escaped our attention that a variety of instances where birds are just being birds has been making the news lately. Take, for instance, the following: When male birds put in the work, happiness ensues: Inverse.com reports on... Read more»
IMAGE: Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

Fungi could be the answer to winter ticks, new research shows

October 10, 2019 By
Back in 2015, we featured the horrific plight of so-called “ghost moose,” so named “for the light patches of skin showing as a result of their attempts to remove tens of thousands of ticks attached to their skin by rubbing... Read more»
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PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/ARISA THEPBANCHORNCHAI

Welsh researchers unveil insect-based meat substitute

September 25, 2019 By
The Welsh government approved an insect- and plant-based protein called VEXo that can be used as a substitute for minced meat. Read more»
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Historian argues mosquitoes are more than mere pests

August 20, 2019 By
In his book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, historian Timothy Winegard examines how mosquitoes have shaped human history. Read more»
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sparrow, PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/GLOBALP

USF study finds link between WNV, light pollution

August 14, 2019 By
A recent study from the University of South Florida found that light pollution — the kind found in parking lots, for example — could be a factor in the transmission of West Nile virus (WNV). The study conducted by Meredith... Read more»
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