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.
Details about that amazing aluminum nest cast photo that is making the rounds. It’s SCIENCE!
Earlier this week, the internets were buzzing with a claim that Kickstarter is funding more projects than the National Endowment for the Arts. It turns out that may not be strictly true, but it certainly […]
Fungus gnats and mosquitoes are not the same.
A fabulous new development in louse control! I’ve written before about the problem of head lice becoming resistant to commonly used pesticides, making treatment much more difficult. A new device received approval from the FDA […]
I’ve covered how ectoparasitic insects are cultured (and fed) before here at the Bug Blog. It gets discussed in this interesting article from NYT: “The classic bedbug strain that all newly caught bugs are compared […]
The interwebs are all abuzz (ha!) with a new report that cellphones might be responsible for the losses in honeybee populations. Specifically, the news stories reference this paper: Ved Parkash Sharma and Neelima R. Kumar […]
I’m still super busy, so how about you visit LabLit and read about the amazing migration of the Painted Lady Butterfly. The article is written by a researcher that is putting the butterflies into a […]