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.
- Concrete mites May 1, 2015Mites are among the tiniest arthropod pests to challenge the pest management professional. Tiny relatives of ticks (Class Acarina), mites play many roles in their microscopic world. Some are predators of insects, insect eggs or other mites. Others are plant feeders, weakening plants and spreading disease. Some mites feed exclusively on decaying plant material. And […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Spring caterpillars April 10, 2015Forest tent caterpillars can be recognized by their dark-gray to brownish body color, with pale-blue and yellow lines extending along each side, and a chain of distinct, whitish shoeprint-shaped spots running down the middle of their back.As every PMP knows, bluebonnets aren't the only thing that emerges each spring. The annual symphony of ringing phones in pest […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Pesticides not to blame for bee woes? March 19, 2015According to Science Daily, new research shows that imidacloprid, an insecticide often blamed for the decline of commercially managed honey bees, is not likely to harm honey bees at field realistic levels. The three year study, conducted by Galen Dively and associates at the University of Maryland, supports the contention by many U.S. bee researchers […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Concrete mites May 1, 2015