Pest ... or snack? June bugs are the 'croutons of the sky'

Many people grit their teeth in anticipation of the arrival of June bugs. You might already have had your first run-in with one. Perhaps you heard one clumsily bounce off your window? Maybe you saw one loop around the porch ...

Battling bugs help solve mysteries of weapon evolution

Remember "the first rule of Fight Club?" That's right: "You don't talk about Fight Club." Luckily, the rules of Hollywood don't apply to science. In new published research, University of Arizona researchers report what they ...

Bed bugs modify microbiome of homes they infest

Homes infested by bed bugs appear to have different bacterial communities—often referred to as microbiomes—than homes without bed bugs, according to a first-of-its-kind study from North Carolina State University. In addition, ...

Kissing bugs also find suitable climatic conditions in Europe

An infection with Chagas disease is only possible in Latin America since the insect species that spread the disease only occurs there. Scientists at Goethe University and the Senckenberg Society for Natural Research have ...

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