PA IPM's Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, latino community outreach coordinator, and Delmy Orellana-Baires, nutrition educator with Nutrition Links, Chester County Cooperative Extension, provided over 2,000 attendees health information on asthma, bed bugs and other topics in Spanish.
Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bugs hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center. The webinar, “Lowering Costs with an In-House Bed Bug Prevention and Management Plan," is available at StopPests' website.
Got stink bugs? If so, the federal government is asking you to count them over the next month beginning today. The smelly pests wreak havoc on crops and freak out homeowners when they come inside at this time of year looking for a warm place to spend the winter.
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
If you happen to see a lot of bugs crawling around the Bryce Jordan Center, they aren't going to be calling any exterminators because it's Penn State's Great Insect Fair! Penn State PhD Candidate Lauren Quevillon fills us in on the educational infestation, including her special research subject "zombie ants"!
For the past few years, folks in Pennsylvania have heard reports from Midwestern states of continuous corn growers struggling to control populations of western corn rootworms that developed resistance to some Bt corn varieties.
Having trouble with pests in your greenhouses and high tunnels? Interested in learning more about using biological control to manage them?
Traps placed on trees located on the border of woods and the first row of orchards, which rarely collected any stink bugs for most of this season, now are indicating larger populations of brown marmorated stink bug nymphs and adults.
Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? Find out at Penn State's Great Insect Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.
Animals can provide important opportunities for entertainment and learning. However, there is also a risk for getting sick or hurt from contact with animals, including those in school and daycare classrooms.
Some western corn rootworms in central Pennsylvania may have developed resistance to a widely used genetic modification in corn, making good management a pressing issue as growers strive to maintain the effectiveness of the trait.
A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows.
A new study, “Implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) program in child care centers: A qualitative study”, appears in the latest edition of Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Nine licensed child care centers serving low-income children in the Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay Area were chosen to participate.
By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit its infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa.
As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mulls over whether to rein in the use of common antibacterial compounds that are causing growing concern among environmental health experts, a team of scientists led by Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researchers are now reporting that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to these substances.
As the nation’s 55 million children and 7 million teachers and staff return to the over 130,000 US schools, the national Coalition for Healthier Schools urges schools and communities to ensure that facilities are healthy places for all children. Parents, personnel, and communities can help by sharing a Back to School Toolkit with schools and education departments.
With the school year about to start, now is the time to think about providing students a safer and healthier school environment. Students miss about 12.8 million school days annually because of asthma and asthma-related issues, largely contributed to indoor air quality (IAQ).
One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap for Aug. 12 to 14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do.