Tag: pesticides

Guest Post: Honey bees, CCD, and the Elephant in the Room

Dr. Doug Yanega stops by to tell us why he thinks Colony Collapse Disorder is nothing new.

Bees and Pesticides (again)

(Latest in my series of bee posts for Scientopia) The same day that I published my piece about bees and pesticides, the Pesticide Action Network released a report titled Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the […]

Bees, pesticides, and CCD: what’s the evidence?

When you apply epidemiology methods to CCD, you might be surprised at the answers you get.

Bed bugs, the CDC, and insecticides

The CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report a couple of weeks ago of interest: Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs — Seven States, 2003–2010 Since not everyone is the […]

Book Review: American Pests

American Pests: The loosing war on insects from Colonial times to DDT Author: James McWilliams Bug Rating: I spent a VERY long time reading, and then re-reading this book. I really struggled with it, because […]

Caught in the Bug Net: 8.25.08

Still busy with the beginning of fall classes today, so how about reading these arthropod posts elsewhere? Doug posts about the Lichen Grasshopper New Aphid species found….on eBay! Bootstrap Analysis finds a new species in […]

More crazy anti-pheromone shit

The Crazy, it Burns. You might remember me mentioning a dust-up over pheromone spraying in California a couple of weeks ago. Now the spray date has been advanced, and even more paranoia has set in: […]

Mating Disruption, Pheromones, and Paranoia

Yesterday, I posted a new episode in the “Ask an Entomologist” series. My regular readers (we’re up to 8!) were probably thinking “Gosh, why is Bug-girl writing this long post? Isn’t she hugely overworked at […]