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.
- Spring mosquito seminars February 8, 2016Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the remarkable step of elevating its Zika response to the highest emergency (Level 1) priority outbreak. For a virus not even established in the U.S., this illustrates the respect and fear health officials have for this previously unheard of virus.So what's the story behind the Zika virus? […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Bat mites and bat ticks...really? January 22, 2016Bat mite bites to humans are rare, most commonly occurringwhen biologists handle infested bats or work in caves amongmite-infested colonies. Photo: Elaine Miller BondFor me it's not uncommon to get questions about biting mites in homes. While some cases can be traced to actual infestations of rodent or bird mites, most do not. In cases […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Bracing for Zika December 29, 2015Will Zika be the next mosquito-borne disease to capture headlines in 2016? Or will it be the little disease that few (at least in the U.S.) have heard of? That's the question being debated by public health officials this year.Current (2015) worldwide range of zika virus. Central and South American countries were first reported with the disease […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Spring mosquito seminars February 8, 2016