| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
UC Riverside scientists release 300 Pakistani wasps, Tamarixia radiata, in hopes that they feed on the Asian citrus psyllid currently threatening the state's citrus crops....
| May 16, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Bagworm is a common landscape pest. Bagworm is actually a member of the Lepidoptera family of insects which includes butterflies and moths. Bagworms eat foliage of a lot of landscape plants. I often find them on arborvitae, Douglas fir, pine,......
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:31 AM
As if you needed another reason to dislike stink bugs: they are ruining Virginia’s apples.
The odorous insects caused $37 million in damage to the 11 varieties grown in the Old Dominion, according to the state Office of the Secretary of Agriculture...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 2:48 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 13-year-old girl has been arrested after investigators said she poisoned her adoptive mother with insecticide, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
The mother told deputies that the girl, a Catholic-school student, had been...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:37 AM
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts.
"Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Did you hear that? It's a door busting open in Washington, unblocking a huge backlog of airline issues that will directly affect America's millions of air travelers.
For the first time since 2007, after 23 extensions, Congress has finally passed a long-...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:00 PM
As Indiana soybeans move from flowering to beginning pod, farmers may consider applying foliar fungicides and insecticides to their crops. But according to Purdue Agriculture research, yield increases from either treatment are inconsistent when disease...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:16 PM
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - All across the Ozarks tree owners are noticing what's often called an icky invasion. The presence of eastern tent caterpillars is also a sign of spring. Eastern tent caterpillars are creating large white nests or tents in many trees....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:35 AM
Apple lovers can breath a little easier because the federal government allocated $5.7 million to fight brown-marmorated stink bugs in Virginia and six other states.
The pest, which Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., calls “the bug from hell,”...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:42 AM
With 130 reported cases and nine confirmed deaths in North Texas so far this summer, Dallas County Commissioners chose to opt out of immediate aerial insecticide spraying. This after strong recommendations by the Dallas County Medical Society.
| Aug 15, 2012
DALLAS – The North Texas Poison Center staff will serve as an essential resource as Dallas County begins aerial spraying of insecticide to fight this year’s deadly outbreak of West Nile virus.
A call to the poison help line at 1.800.222.1222...
| May 9, 2010
Summer's almost here, which brings to mind swimming, picnics and cool drinks served with a cocktail umbrella.
But it's not all so joyous. The sunny months are also the season of danger: In the water (Jellyfish!), from below (Ticks! Poison ivy!) and...