Category Archives: Pest Management

Entomologist Answers Commonly Googled Questions About Entomology and Entomologists

Written by Nancy Miorelli I’ve been rehauling my YouTube channel and I thought – that as member of the Ask an Entomologist team – what better way to spread the bug love than to answer questions that are commonly Googled! … Continue reading

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Is This Asian Lady Beetle Meme True?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This meme – floating around FB. Fact? Fiction? Mix? I’m starting to feel like we’re the Snopes of Entomology. The answer? Mostly False.  Like 98% False. And lots of misleading information. 

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Coming Out of the Woodwork: Worm Shoes, Mayflower II Restoration, and Maintaining Wood for the Long Term

Written by Nancy Miorelli Edited by Dylan Perry My Dad has interesting hobbies and interests. One such interest is history – specifically during the age of tall ships. Tall ships are those ships that are cruising around in Pirates of … Continue reading

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Do male insects have sex hormones?

Written by Joe Ballenger This is a really good question, for a number of reasons. There are sources which claim that male insects don’t contain sex hormones, but as far as I can tell, this goes back to a 1995 … Continue reading

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DDT: The Situation Today

Written by Joe Ballenger I wanted to dedicate another post to some of my other concerns about the pro-DDT movement. When I read posts which advocate DDT reintroduction in the US, a small amount of attention is paid to issues … Continue reading

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Do we need to bring back DDT?

Written by Joe Ballenger I’ve had a number of friends ask me to tackle the topic of possibly bringing back DDT. These requests go back months, and I’ve been hesitant to tackle the topic because of the politics surrounding this … Continue reading

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Entolegality: Do entomologists have special bug privileges?

Written by Joe Ballenger Is it true that you can order insects when it is illegal for me to order them? Example I would wanna buy a beetle from Japan and it’s illegal for me to own one can you … Continue reading

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