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.
- A Texas sized mosquito event September 5, 2017Mosquito covered shirt in Port LaVaca, TX. Photo by Richard Murray on Facebook.Remember last week when I warned that mosquitoes would be hurricane Harvey's final gift? Well, mosquitoes are here as seen in this Facebook image, taken in Port Lavaca, TX this weekend.The giant mosquitoes in this picture are probably in the genus Psorophora, (sore […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Insects and floodwaters August 28, 2017Fire ant floating colony in Houston floodwaters.Photo by NBC DFW @OmarVillafrancaMany in the pest control industry find themselves in the midst of the devastating floods hitting much of south and east Texas this week. If so, it may be a good time to remind ourselves of some unique pest challenges associated with high water. Flooding […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- Murine typhus on rise in Texas August 24, 2017Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Department of State Health Services recently reported an increase in the number of reported cases of typhus in Texas. Texas historically has had more cases of typhus than other states, but this new study published in the CDC's Emerging Infectious Disease journal shows that numbers of cases […]Mike Merchant, PhD
- A Texas sized mosquito event September 5, 2017