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Exposing bed bug-infested clothing or other small items to freezing temperatures may be a viable control option for people at risk of bed bug infestations. However, a new study has found that bed bugs may be less susceptible to freezing temperatures than previously reported.
Annapolis, MD; December 2, 2013 -- Two weevil species, the bluegrass billbug and the hunting billbug, have caused widespread economic damage to orchardgrass, a cool season grass that is cultivated throughout the United States as a high-value forage crop.
Annapolis, MD; December 2, 2013 -- The Bagrada bug, an invasive stink bug, was discovered in the western hemisphere in 2008 near Los Angeles, CA, presumably introduced via container shipments arriving at the Port of Long Beach. Since then it has spread throughout southern California, southern areas of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, southern and west‐central New Mexico, and western Texas.
Annapolis, MD; November 26, 2013 -- Corn that contains proteins that protect it from insect damage has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s. Known as Bt corn, because the proteins are derived from a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, these plants have been widely grown by farmers.
Annapolis, MD: November 6, 2013 -- The ESA 2014 World of Insects wall calendar is now available for purchase. More than 400 photos from 84 photographers were submitted for the calendar by insect photographers from around the world, and the ESA calendar commitee judges picked the best ones.
All attendees of Entomology 2013 in Austin, TX will receive one free copy with their registration.
Additional copies can also be purchased by:
Annapolis, MD; October 29, 2013 -- Nearly 3,500 insect scientists will swarm to the Austin Convention Center from November 10-13, 2013 for the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America.
Members of the media who would like to attend can contact ESA for a complimentary press pass by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301-731-4535, ext 3009.
Annapolis, MD; October 29, 2013 -- Termite NASCAR is just one of many activities for children at the Austin Insect Rodeo Expo, a FREE event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in Austin, TX, November 10-13, 2013, will include symposia on urban and structural insect pests such as bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, ants, flies, mosquitoes, and others.
Thousands of entomologists and professionals from related disciplines will gather to exchange scientific information, enhance their professional knowledge and skills, and network with colleagues.
This year's meeting will feature the following symposia of interest to pest control professionals:
Annapolis, MD; October 8, 2013 -- The recent government shutdown due to a stalemate in Congress over funding for 2014 is impacting research on insects which will affect the lives of many Americans, according to the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
Annapolis, MD; October 7, 2013 -- A new study finds that genetically-modified sweet corn is better for the environment and safer for farm workers
Since 1996, corn containing a gene that allows it to create a protein that is toxic to certain insects, yet safe for human consumption, has been grown in the United States. However, most of this "Bt corn" has been used for animal feed or processed into corn meal, starch, or other products. Although varieties of sweet corn (corn on the cob) have existed since the late 1990s, relatively few acres have been planted.