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Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists: Floating fire ants, insect pests among flood hazards

Fire ants, as their colonies begin to flood, can join feet or tarsi to form water rafts, and they are more aggressive once in the floating formation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. But other insect pests can also pose human threats in flood conditions, they said. Check out this Facebook Post from WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus Dr. Paul Nester, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Houston, and Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist, Dallas, encourage those affected by flooding to stay prepared and aware of pests,… Read More →

School Pest News Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2012

Cricket invasion hits parts of East and Central Texas By Steve Byrns, AgriLife Extension The current cricket invasion many are experiencing in parts of East and Central Texas isn’t particularly unusual, but the timing is, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Dr. Michael Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist at Dallas, said he’s had a number of reports from Central and East Texas folks concerned with the high number of crickets they’re seeing this year. “I attribute this to early warm temperatures and recent rains that serve as… Read More →

School Pest News Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2012

Learning Opportunities Abound By Janet Hurley Over the past ten years, we have watched school IPM information become more frequent. In addition to school IPM, we have seen IPM in public housing also increase. Rather than duplicate, AgriLife Extension will either be forwarding more emails or announcing more online training resources. Below is just a sample of what we have seen so far: During the month of March, the University of Florida released its Bed Bugs and Book Bags curriculum.  The curriculum is designed for third through fifth… Read More →