Press Releases

Lanham, MD; July 2, 2012 -- A new species of phorid fly from Thailand is the smallest fly ever discovered. At just 0.40 millimeters in length, it is 15 times smaller than a house fly and five times smaller than a fruit...
Lanham, MD; July 2, 2012 -- Brown widow spiders are relatively new to North America, where they were first documented in Florida in 1935, and even newer to southern California, where they were only recently discovered...
Lanham, MD; June 3, 2012 -- Consumer products known as "bug bombs" or "foggers" have been sold for decades for use against many common household insects. However, recent research published in the...
Lanham, MD; June 3, 2012 -- Transgenic crops that produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have reduced reliance on insecticide sprays since 1996. Yet, just as insects become...
Lanham, MD; May 9, 2012 -- A panel of ten insect pest-control experts convened in Annapolis, MD recently to review and improve the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) program, a certification program run by the...
Lanham, MD; May 7, 2012 – The requirement for efficient mosquito mass-rearing technology has been one of the major obstacles preventing the large scale application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) against...
Lanham, MD; May 7, 2012 – More than 300 entomologists from the United States and Canada will attend the 67th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America's North Central Branch in downtown Lincoln,...
Lanham, MD; April 24, 2012 – The Entomological Society of America has begun accepting entries for the 2012 YouTube Your Entomology Video Contest. For the fourth year in a row, this contest gives ESA...
Lanham, MD; April 23, 2012 -- Periodic outbreaks of bark beetles can cause annual losses of millions of dollars and pose serious challenges for forest managers, and the suppression of outbreaks is particularly difficult...
Lanham, MD; April 19, 2012 -- Azinphos-methyl (AZM) has been the most used insecticide in apple production in the United States since the late 1960s, primarily as a control for the codling moth, but a decision by the...