Youth Education is a vital part of the Community IPM’s efforts to teach younger generations about insects and the major role they play in the environment. This page serves as a hub for educational resources for your child or classroom.
- Fun spider facts PMPs need to know April 27, 2017Cobweb spiders were found in 100% of homes in a recentsurvey in North Carolina. Last year an article was published by Matthew Bertone and colleagues at North Carolina State University about arthropods found in homes. The only organism found in 100% of the homes and over 90% of the basements surveyed was spiders. The only […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Boozy beetle wreaks havoc on lawn mower April 21, 2017The tiny camphor shoot borer with a taste forboring into gasoline containers. Photo by AdamSheffield. Every now and then I get a note about a pest so bizarre it's kind of hard to believe. This afternoon I received an email through one of our county offices from a citizen having problems with insects boring into his […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Unlicensed applicators in schools? March 17, 2017It has come to our attention that a bill has recently been introduced in the Texas legislature that would eliminate Texas state requirements for persons applying pesticides in public schools to be a licensed applicator. HB 3590 was recently introduced by James Frank of Wichita Falls. It's a very short bill, and says merely that "a […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Fun spider facts PMPs need to know April 27, 2017