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The brown marmorated stink bug is now in 39 states, is wreaking havoc in homes and gardens, and is a major economic threat to orchard fruits, garden vegetables and row crops.
First detected in the United States a decade ago, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is now ranked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as its top "invasive insect of interest....
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Entomologists use toxic sugar-based baits to lure and kill biting bugs
At the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) in Gainesville, Fla., entomologist Sandra Allan is using toxic sugar-based baits to lure...
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Check yourself!
40,000 cases of lyme disease are documented in the U.S. every year. Warmer winters and fewer rodents make it worse because ticks need to look for other hosts - us! Here are some tick-prevention...
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Those pretty little white cabbage moths are flitting through my garden now, which means holes in plants. I reluctantly dust the plants with a pesticide and that takes care of them for awhile. It'...
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Researchers are looking into using catnip to control flies.
What do cats and stable flies have in common? They both react to catnip. Researchers are studying catnip as a way to prevent stable flies from biting cattle, and the results are promising. Radio...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Interesting history Listen to the radio story mp3 Radio interview source: James A. Baggett, editor, Nature's Garden magazine Ladybugs, properly known as lady beetles, have a rich folklore....
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When days turn colder, you might notice little visitors on the side of your house
Radio Interview Source: Jeff Hahn, Entomologist, University of Minnesota Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below The small black and orange bugs that love to hang around your house in...
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Ticks pose a serious health risk in many areas of the U.S. Problem ticks often feed on deer. Reduce your risk of Lyme disease with a new bait station. Radio interview source: John Carroll, Research...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Take charge of mosquitoes Listen to the radio story mp3 Radio interview source: Bud Harris, general manager, Blue Rhino I hate mosquitoes, especially when they get in the house and buzz around...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Serious health threat Listen to the radio story mp3 Radio interview source: Pat Smith, president, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. I grew up in Maryland and I've seen a lot of ticks. One...

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