A lot of people have been asking me about the new DEET news. Here’s an entomologist’s opinion, breaking it down.
TL:DR your DEET still works, ignore the headlines.
The connection between critical thinking and bugology isn’t always immediately apparent, but I think they go hand in hand. There are many, many bogus devices that claim to repel insects, and I think it’s important to name […]
Best of all, I am joined on this episode of Skeptically Speaking by anthropologist Greg Laden, who talks about entomophagy (bug eating). My part of the interview starts with a discussion of using a pseudonym […]
When I was looking up something for last week’s rant, I discovered this map, which shows the progress that has been made in fighting Malaria. Sometimes, I think it’s easy to forget that while a […]
Environmentalists caused the plague? A very problematic take in a magazine that should know better
Fungus gnats and mosquitoes are not the same.
I was interviewed by Drunken Skeptics (Michigan Skeptics Association) about DDT, bed bugs, and my criticism of Brian Dunning for not doing proper research and posting a lot of incorrect stuff about DDT. Listen to […]
2010 is an important year. There’s 249 days left until the day set as the target for “The Decade to Roll Back Malaria.” The plan is that by the end of 2010: 80% of people […]
Just when I think I’ve seen everything…I discover there is an app for your iPhone that claims to repel mosquitoes with high frequency sound: “Have you ever been camping and you were worried about those […]