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PHOTO: WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Giant hornets: See something, say something

April 29, 2020 By
In December, the first Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) was sighted in the state of Washington. But researchers knew it wasn't alone. Read more»
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LOGOS: THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN ENTOMOLOGY AND THE INVASIVE PEST ANT CONFERENCE

NCUE, IPA open registration, call for papers

February 20, 2020 By
Editor’s Note: As of March 18, this event has been postponed until next year on May 23-26, 2021. The National Conference on Urban Entomology (NCUE), which co-locates with the Invasive Pest Ant Conference, will be held May 17-20, 2020, at... Read more»
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The invasive brown tree snake may reach 10 feet in length as adults; however, most snakes on Guam are 3 to 4 feet long. The snake is rear-fanged and considered mildly venomous. It uses both constriction and venom to help immobilize its prey. PHOTO: USDA/APHIS

Tylenol: The headache and snake medicine?

January 24, 2020 By
Mice full of acetaminophen were used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Service to battle the invasive brown tree snake in Guam. Read more»
PHOTO: CADDO BIOCONTROL ALLIANCE

Fighting nature with nature

December 11, 2019 By
Throughout his career, Daren Horton, ACE, has found many ways to give back to his community — which includes the only natural lake in the Lone Star State. Read more»
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‘New’ cockroach species is old hat

August 26, 2019 By
Those who work with insects and otherwise admire Mother Nature might look at the photo at right and think this is a nice-looking, colorful cockroach. They also may wonder, “Wow, I’ve never seen this before! Is this a new species?”... Read more»
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PHOTO: NATASHA WRIGHT, COOK'S PEST CONTROL, BUGWOOD.ORG

Why are H. axyridis going to the dogs?

December 10, 2018 By
The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis, or ALB) is an invasive pest species that has “dogged” many a pest management professional (PMP). They resemble the native ladybugs — of varying species, depending on region — that your customers might... Read more»
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PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Stink bugs featured in The New Yorker

March 13, 2018 By
The magazine found this story particularly newsworthy because the number of stink bugs in the home had reached 26 thousand. Read more»
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Invasive Species Awareness Week webinars now available

March 2, 2017 By
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) aims to “raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, international and national scales.” The 2017 event is taking place Feb. 27 to March 3. NISAW is hosting a... Read more»
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‘Zombie’ ants video: Phorid flies used to combat fire ants

November 3, 2016 By
The University of Texas at Austin invasive species research program is attempting to control invasive fire ant populations in Texas with South American phorid flies. PBS showcased this process in its “SuperNature – Wild Flyers” documentary this summer, made with... Read more»

Pest-free New Zealand project: Can it be done?

July 28, 2016 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb2d8ewbFDY The New Zealand government plans to implement a new project to eliminate the entire nation of introduced invasive species by 2050. The prime minister, John Key, made the announcement for the world’s first project of its kind. “Our ambition... Read more»
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