Monthly Archives: June 2016
What are carpet beetles doing on my cilantro?
Written by Joe Ballenger Dear Entomologist, Could you please help with a bug question. I found many small bugs on my cilantro flowers which look like carpet beetles. Should I be worried about them in my vegetable garden and or … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Ecology, Pest Management, Physiology, Pollination Tagged Beetles, Carpet Beetles, Pest, Pollen Feeders, Pollinators 2 Comments
If I am allergic to honeybees, am I also allergic to other bees?
Post written by Joe Ballenger Does the allergy to honeybee stings carry over to other bees like the bumblebees and carpenter bees? Allergies are very complicated, but they also effect a lot of people. So this is a topic … Continue reading
Posted in Chemistry, Physiology Tagged Allergy, Antibodies, Bees, Beneficial Insects, venom, Wasps 1 Comment
Family Planning in The Age of Zika: How do I Avoid Mosquitoes?
I’ve seen you writing a lot about Zika virus, and I’m planning on starting a family soon. I was wondering, how worried do I need to be about this and how can I avoid the virus? A lot of what … Continue reading
Posted in Pest Management Tagged Disease Prevention, Mosquitoes, Ticks Leave a comment
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