Tag: pests

Mormon Cricket Playlist?

An entertaining news item from the Wall Street Journal: TUSCARORA, Nev. — The residents of this tiny town, anticipating an imminent attack, will be ready with a perimeter defense. They’ll position their best weapons at […]

Some Emerald Ash Borer news

A brand new paper out in the journal Environmental Entomology describes a possible new method to trap the beetles, using chemicals that their host plant (Ash trees) release: “In a field test comparing and combining […]

Field Guide to Forest Pests…online!

Oh! I just found out that a book I own is now online in an updated version: Field Guide to Common Insect Pests of Urban Trees in the Northeast Since it’s the time of year […]

Ask an Entomologist: Sex Pheromones and mating disruption

As tiny animals that live widely dispersed, finding a partner of the proper sex and species to reproduce with is a problem for insects. How do they arrange a hook up? Insects have solved that […]

Ground Squirrels: evil pest or cute furball?

I have a serious problem with ground squirrels in my garden. I’m really not up to digging up the entire 1/2 acre fence and lining it with hardware cloth 16 inches underground, so I’m just […]