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.
- Bookworms, insects and the teeth of time May 26, 2015Today the term bookworm has come primarily to mean a person with their nose always in a book. So I was a little surprised to learn something new about the more literal form of the word.According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word bookworm has two meanings: (1) A person who enjoys or is devoted […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Wild for insect photography May 13, 2015Alex Wild face-to-face shot of a bed bug. This image and many more are available at www.alexanderwild.com Last week renowned insect photographer Alex Wild gave a webinar (web delivered speech) on insect photography for Entomological Society of America members. Many of you in pest control land have likely seen some of Alex's ubiquitous pictures in industry […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Talking about pesticide risk May 12, 2015How many times have you been asked some variation of the question, "How toxic is that pesticide?" Maybe it's been in the form of a statement from a new customer: "I'm expecting," or "I'm chemically sensitive." Or perhaps you've heard, "Will your spray hurt my puppy?"How we answer that question says a lot about our […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Bookworms, insects and the teeth of time May 26, 2015