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Powderpost Beetles

Powderpost Beetles

Examples of Damages Caused by Wood Destroying Organisms In this video, Entomology Expert Witness Bob Sprague shows the damages caused by Powderpost Beetles.

Subterranean Termites and Formosan Termites

Subterranean Termites and Formosan Termites

Examples of Damages Caused by Wood Destroying Organisms In this video, Entomology Expert Witness Bob Sprague shows the damages caused by Subterranean Termites and Formosan Termites.  

Video Series Launching on YouTube

Video Series Launching on YouTube

We are pleased to announce the Robert Sprague – Entomology Expert Witness video series that has launched on YouTube. The first one is simply an introduction: For all you ever wanted to know about entomology and wood destroying organisms subscribe on the channel!

Read the Clues

Read the Clues

According to Dr. Mike Merchant PhD, an entomology specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension insects tell fascinating stories – if you know how to read them. In a recent article he explains that the incidence of the effects from a group of beetles historically known as “plaster beetles” or “mold beetles” is on the rise. The […]

Murder Hornets – Horror or Hype?

Murder Hornets – Horror or Hype?

The Internet has recently been awash with stories of “murder hornets” invading the United States. On the heels of the COVID-19 crisis… social media exploded with stories of these Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) crossing into the United States set to kill people as well as native bee populations. The hornets (1.5 to 2 inches […]

Is there trouble brewing for Bed Bug and Insecticides?

More and more bed bugs are becoming resistant to insecticides says the Pest Control Technology. Common insecticides used to treat bed bugs have been pyrethroids, a commonly available treatment. However, recent research indicates that results have been mixed (Romero et al. 2007ab, Zhu et al, 2010). According to PCTONLINE.com, no two bed bug populations are […]

Rodents cause power outages at ASU

Authorities say a rat ran across some equipment that supplies power to the area, causing some switches to burn out at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. read more…

Pesticides Legal News

NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Banned Pesticides A Chinese citizen living in New York City has pleaded guilty to selling at least 2,000 packets of a banned pesticide used for cockroach control, the New York Times reported… ..read more

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