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Tag Archives: Pest
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
Does UV light kill insects? What about other types of light?
Written by Joe Ballenger Ultraviolet light is pretty nasty stuff. It’s known to cause skin cancer in humans. UV light is a standard material for inducing mutations in lab experiments. It’s also used to sterilize biological safety hoods. It has … Continue reading
Posted in Physiology Tagged Bugs, Insects, Pest, Pest Control, Sterilization, UV Light 16 Comments
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