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.
- Comparing dusts for bed bug control August 5, 2016For several years PMPs have known that dusts can be useful tools in the management of bed bugs, but a new paper in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Narinderpal Singh and colleagues at Rutgers University shows just how powerful they can be. Singh et al. used four different lab assays and two strains of […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Zika the real deal for Texas PMP August 1, 2016More than 1600 cases of Zika have been reported in the U.S. so far, but until last week all of these had been in travelers--people who caught the virus somewhere else and brought it here. As of last week, however, the picture is changing. Last week four cases among people who had not traveled outside […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- The OTHER clothes moths July 26, 2016This week I received reports of two insects that are sometimes confused with clothes moths or pantry pests. The brown house moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella, is a common moth pest in the United Kingdom, but much less so in the U.S. In a paper written in the 1950s, one researcher noted that it probably occurred in […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Comparing dusts for bed bug control August 5, 2016