News tagged with pest

The high costs of imported pests

A new analysis of the damage done by invasive forest pests shows that homeowners and local governments are being stuck with a $4.5 billion yearly bill for the boring beetles, choking fungi, and rogues' gallery of other foreign ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Ecology
shares73 comments 0

New resource for managing the Mexican rice borer

A moth caterpillar called the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) has taken a heavy toll on sugar cane and rice crops in Texas, and has moved into Louisiana, Florida, and other Gulf Coast states. Now a new article in the ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Ecology
shares4 comments 0

New method to stop Argentine ants

University of California, Riverside researchers may have found a better, more environmentally friendly way to stop the procession of Argentine ants, which have been spreading across the United States for the past few decades, ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares7 comments 0