Researchers develop new device to collect bed bugs
In recent years, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been appearing more and more often in beds around the world, and entomologists need specimens for research purposes.
Two new creeping water bug species found in Belize and Peru
Two new insect species have been added to the 900,000+ species that have previously been described: Ambrysus cayo, which was found in streams in western Belize, and Procryphocricos pilcopata, which was fou ...
Ecologist finds shimmery insects more difficult for bird to catch
ActiveGuard mattress liners reduce bed bugs' ability to lay eggs, study finds
Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don't.
Sniffing out overwintering stink bugs
Since their first official detection in the United States in 2001, brown marmorated stink bugs have been eating our crops and invading our homes and businesses. Most stink bugs, however, seek shelter outdoors ...
Kudzu bugs spread into DC area, southern Delaware, Arkansas
The pea-sized bugs look a bit like ticks, can suck one-fifth of the yield out of a soybean field, and travel by highway. In the 5 1/2 years since they were first spotted in Georgia, kudzu bugs have spread 400 to 500 miles ...
Tablet apps let cats catch critters in cyberspace
When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest.
Newly discovered assassin bug was incognito, but now it's incognita
Sometimes new insect species are discovered in the wild, and sometimes they are discovered in the drawers of old museum collections. Then there are those that are discovered by accident, which is how Dr. ...
Researchers name new insect for 'Harry Potter' creature
The series of "Harry Potter" fantasy books was the inspiration for the naming of a new insect discovered by NDSU researchers. The species of stink bug was named "Thestral incognitus," after the imaginary ...
"Bioleaching" bugs present viable mining method
Salt and acid-tolerant bacteria with the potential to be used in mining processing have been uncovered in the Wheatbelt.
Cybersecurity experts discover lapses in Heartbleed bug fix
A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done enough.
Researchers compare efficacy of 'natural' bed bug pesticides
Concerns over human-insecticide exposure has stimulated the development of alternative bed bug control materials, and many essential oil-based pesticides and detergent insecticides have been developed in ...
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In pursuit of unknown assassin bugs
Entomologist Christiane Weirauch is passionate about studying a group of bugs that have a formidable name: assassin bugs. A professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside, she travels ...