Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive.
IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
The Sound of Summer: Cicadas phase out as katydids, crickets serenade at night
September 2, 2015Here in Penn’s Woods, residents are treated to a nighttime serenade of buzzing, chirping and other sounds from nature as summer slips away. According to Entomologist Greg Hoover of the Penn State Cooperative Extension, many people incorrectly attribute this nightly noise to cicadas.
PA IPM News Summer 2015 Now Available
August 25, 2015Read about about IPM in Latino communities, bed bugs, head lice, new nursery tree certifications, honey bees, and more in this edition.
Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation
August 24, 2015Bedbug infestations are on the rise, but savvy travelers know how to stop the pests from spoiling holiday trips.
Lice That Can Resist Drugs Have Infested Half the States in the U.S.
August 24, 2015Head lice season has begun—the time of year when millions of creepy, crawly itchy bugs take up residence in kids’ scalps. A parent's immediate reaction to a lice epidemic might be to head to the drugstore for a fine-tooth comb and an over-the-counter remedy. But one biologist begs you to reconsider.
Lyme disease is spreading faster than ever and humans are partly to blame
August 20, 2015Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to reveal being felled by Lyme disease. After months of withering fatigue, the Canadian singer-songwriter was finally diagnosed with the tick-borne illness and now expects a full recovery. Those who take longer to be diagnosed are often less fortunate.
All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Bees, Wasps and Hornets - They're all Different
September 4, 2015
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs
September 12 - December 11, 2015
IAQ Tools for Schools - Source Control
September 17, 2015
How to Conduct a Pest Assessment at Your School
September 21, 2015
Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course
September 29-30, 2015