Funded by the Department of Defense, the research is spurred by concerns about annual wasp invasions of air traffic control towers at military airstrips across the southern U.S.
By dining on pests and reducing growers’ need to spray insecticides, earwigs are unappreciated predators that have important benefits for agriculture.
Graduate student Melanie Kirby is one of just five scholars nationwide to receive the 2019-2020 Fulbright-Nat Geo Storytelling fellowship out of more than 200 semi-finalist applicants.
Allan Felsot was recently announced as the recipient of the Pacific branch of the Entomological Society of America’s award for excellence in teaching.
A webinar titled, “What the Bug is That? New Invasive Insects on the Horizon,” will be presented noon–1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Anyone is welcome to attend online.
As cool autumn days arrive, so do the spiders in Pacific Northwest homes. In most cases, the spiders aren’t a threat, they’re simply reacting to the change of season.
Developing sustainable strategies to defeat pests that threaten Washington’s fruit crops is Tobin Northfield’s goal as new entomologist at WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.
Compared to recent years, the number of wasps is considerably up, and with hot temperatures they are thirsty and easily angered.
John Stark, Puyallup Research & Extension Center, is working with the CDC to tackle diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Yellow butterflies almost half the size of a human hand have transformed parts of the Evergreen state into a big garden party.