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Feeding Winter Birds Not Helpful
2013-06-24 14:36:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow may make us feel sorry for any birds that remain up north during the winter months, but a new study in the journal Scientific Reports has found feeding these birds may not convey any benefits with respect to breeding. A three-year study that was conducted across nine woodland sites in the United Kingdom by researchers at the University of Exeter and the British Trust for Ornithology found...

2013-06-18 23:26:03

Terramera Partners with Hydrex to Help Community Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Terramera, a pioneer in developing effective and safe biopesticide products for pest management, today announced that it partnered with Hydrex Pest Control to provide pest control services for a nonprofit, transitional living center for the homeless, The Kingdom Center (TKC). Alex McCarty, Site Manager for TKC said, “ I was thrilled with the service and the results from the treatment in January. The...

2013-06-18 23:16:46

NOAA is predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. As communities prepare for heavy rain and strong winds, Western Pest Services is advising homeowners to plan for another threat that comes with these storms — increased pest pressures. PARSIPPANY, N.J. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 As many states along the East Coast prepare for hurricane season, experts from Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest control company with branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast...

Effects Of Predators On Carbon Cycle
2013-06-18 09:44:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The predator-prey relationship can affect the flow of carbon through an ecosystem, according to a new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may offer a new way of looking at biodiversity management and carbon storage for climate change. The study examines the relationship between grasshoppers (herbivores) and spiders (predators)...

Evolution Fights Back Bioengineered Crops
2013-06-11 09:04:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since 1996, farmers across the globe have planted more than a billion acres of genetically modified corn and cotton that have been engineered to produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short. Organic farmers used Bt proteins in sprays for decades to kill a number of devastating pests because the proteins are considered environmentally friendly and harmless to humans. Some scientists, however,...

2013-06-10 11:16:23

A new open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management offers maple tree owners information about the biology, damage, and management for the most important pests of maples with an emphasis on integrated pest management tactics Many maple trees share a suite of important arthropod pests that have the potential to reduce the trees' economic and aesthetic value. Now a new open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management offers maple tree owners information...

2013-06-06 23:42:35

Terramera donates CIRKIL® biopesticides products to help shelter get rid of bed bug infestation. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Terramera, a pioneer in developing effective plant-based biopesticide products for pest management helped make The Kingdom Center, a nonprofit, transitional living center for the homeless in Ventura, CA be bed bug free. Earlier this year, a representative from The Kingdom Center reached out to Terramera after discovering a bed bug infestation in one of the...

Parasitic Wasp Populations Are Increasing And Expanding In Michigan
2013-06-05 15:49:51

Entomological Society of America The emerald ash borer (EAB), a relatively new invasive insect pest, has killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout the eastern United States since it was first detected in 2002 in Michigan and Canada. This insect has the potential to kill an estimated seven billion ash trees in urban and rural forests and could cause tens of billions of dollars in damage. To control the EAB, research on its natural enemies was initiated shortly after its discovery,...

2013-06-02 23:04:51

Lots of people are looking for pest control services in Dallas, Texas and nearby areas. Padebuen.com now shares pest control information and details. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Having pests can be a frustrating experience for home and building owners. These pests can damage the structure of a building, and they can also be a threat to the health of people. Padebuen.com now shares pest control information and helps people find pest control in Dallas, Texas and nearby areas. Padebuen...


Latest Biological pest control Reference Libraries

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

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2005-09-09 07:49:22

PHOTO CAPTION: The common asparagus beetle Crioceris asparagi is an important pest of asparagus crops. Photo by Keith Edkins 2003 The Common Asparagus Beetle (Crioceris asparagi) is an chief pest of Asparagus crops both in Europe and in North America; asparagus is its only food plant. The adult beetles and the larvae strip the needle-like leaves off the asparagus fronds which deprives the plants of the ability to build food reserves for future years. They also damage the shoots, thereby...

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2005-09-08 12:23:38

PHOTO CAPTION: Eriothrix rufomaculata (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The tachinid flies (family Tachinidae) are by far the largest and most important group of insect parasitic flies, with over 1300 species in North America. It is a diverse group with some resembling drab houseflies and others brilliantly colored. All species are parasitic in the larval stage, and many are important natural enemies of major pests. Many species of tachinids have been introduced into North America from...

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2005-09-08 11:25:28

Flower-flies (also known as hover-flies) are a family of flies (Diptera), with the scientific name of "Syrphidae". As their names suggests, they are most often seen around flowers. The adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In certain species, the larvae are saprophytes, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In others, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other...

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2005-09-07 20:31:53

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is a beetle about 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide (smaller in Canada), with shiny copper-colored elytra and a shiny green top of the thorax and head. Although it is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, in America it is a serious pest to rose bushes and other plants. It is a weak flyer and drops several centimeters when it hits a wall. Japanese Beetle traps therefore consist of a pair of crossed...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.