Tag: pesticide

Bedbugs and Pesticide Resistance

I discovered that bed bug evolution–specifically resistance to pesticides–was also the subject of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center‘s podcast this month.  A FASCINATING interview with one of the grand old men of evolutionary genetics, James […]

Whitehouse garden kerfuffle

So, I mentioned before that the First Family is putting in a garden (complete with bee hive!). And, in fact, they plant to make it an organic garden. That choice has stirred up a whole […]

Pesticides and Suicides

It’s long been known, although not much discussed by entomologists, that pesticides are used as a means for suicide. Pesticide self-poisoning accounts for an estimated 300,000 deaths yearly in Asia – over a third of […]