Sugar isn’t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially to the ones that avoid roach baits. In a study published May 24 in the journal Science, North Carolina State University entomologists show the neural mechanism behind the aversion to glucose, the simple sugar that is a popular ingredient in roach-bait poison.
Experts from North Carolina State University will discuss a range of topics related to growing and maintaining turfgrass Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the annual Turfgrass Field Day.
A new invasive pest from Asia likes fruits and berries as much as you do. A Cooperative Extension entomologist at is working to stop the hungry fruit fly, or at least slow it down. Read more in N.C. State’s Bulletin.
When it comes to cockroaches and bed bugs, entomologist Coby Schal is the go-to guy in the battle to control insect pests.
When it comes to entomological knowledge, N.C. State University students can wave oversize foam hands with extended forefingers. In late March, a five-person team made up of entomology graduate students won the southeastern branch, or regional, competition of the Linnaean Games.
Dr. Hannah Burrack is honored with the Southern Region IPM Center’s Friends of IPM Future Leader Award.
Dr. Frank Louws has been named director of N.C. State University’s Center for Integrated Pest Management. Louws is a professor of plant pathology and has been a faculty member at N.C. State since 1996. He earned a doctorate from Michigan State University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada.
The annual North Carolina Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18 at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” may seem like a trite outdated bedtime wish, but unfortunately it is becoming more real for home owners and institutions around the country. Bed bugs are back with a vengeance, and N.C. State University entomologists are looking for solutions to the problem and helping educate the public.
As homeowners and institutions experience a re-emergence of bed bugs, N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County center will host a workshop on the topic Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Extension center is located at 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem. A similar workshop will be held in Greenville, Nov. 10.