AgriLife Extension Entomology
We are located throughout the State and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests, and pests that are threats to human health. Our information is backed by science and research at Texas A&M and other universities and is made practical and relevant by Extension Entomologists, educators or agents who work in each county, right where you live.
What Are Our Extension Entomologists Saying?
- When is Sevin not Sevin?The name Sevin® has long been associated with flea control in pets, as well as with vegetable garden pest control. Any gardener who’s been around the block a few times has probably used the insecticide Sevin®, known generically as carbaryl. First introduced to the public in 1956, carbaryl was the first commercially successful product in the carbamate insecticide class. Since then, it [...] read morePublished on 2018-02-14By mike.merchant
- Bug bombs awayMr. Raid, from an early 1950s TV commercial, has influenced our thoughts about pest control. For many of us, the ultimate solution for cockroaches and bed bugs and other household pests is the “bug bomb.” Remember the old Raid commercials, where bugs flee from Mr. Raid, only to be followed home by the ominous cloud of death? The implication is [...] read morePublished on 2018-02-09By mike.merchant
- What do you get a beau who loves cockroaches? Why, you name a cockroach for them!The Bronx Zoo has various packages available staring at $15 for a basic naming of a cockroach and going up to $75 for a package that includes naming a roach, a cockroach pin, cockroach chocolate candies, and cockroach socks! For those of you who do [...] read morePublished on 2018-02-09By Wizzie Brown
- 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series- FREE!The 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series kicks off Friday, February 2nd at 1 pm CST! Our speaker, Norm Haley, from Alabama Extension, will be will be discussing “Feral Hogs, Ecology, and Control”. The webinar will be recorded, so you can watch it any time. To watch a webinar, just log in as a guest 15 minutes before [...] read morePublished on 2018-01-26By Wizzie Brown
- Austin 7th Annual Beekeeping SeminarWhen: Jan. 27, 2018 Who: Austin Area Beekeepers AssociationWhere: Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W Anderson Ln #365, Austin, TX 78757Cost: $60Register at: https://aabaseminar2018.eventbrite.comWhy:The mission of this daylong seminar is to educate people of all experience levels in sustainable science-based bee husbandry and to provide support to worthy bee charities. The lion’s share of the proceeds are donated to the [...] read morePublished on 2018-01-03By Wizzie Brown
- 2017 Holiday Gift Wish ListReady for the 2017 arthropod gift idea list? Hopefully I've found something for every discerning person on your gift list.Not only are these spider slippers adorable, but they will also keep your toes toasty on those chilly winter evenings.If those slippers are a bit too cutesy for you, then you can try these classier Jimmy Choo Sloane scarab slippers. Unfortunately [...] read morePublished on 2017-12-15By Wizzie Brown
- A day in the life of a mintA type of sweat bee, Agapostemon splendans, on mountain mint in a Connecticut schoolyard. Growing plants is so much more interesting when you get to know your garden’s wildlife. Few of us will ever take the time to spend an entire day watching all the insects, spiders, birds, and reptiles attracted to our backyard garden. But if we did, [...] read morePublished on 2017-12-08By mike.merchant
- Greenhouse & Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop 2017 – Notes and ResourcesAnother year and another successful greenhouse and nursery workshop here in Overton. We had many great speakers and are very grateful for our sponsors. I have included some summaries and resources from some of our speakers down below. I have created links below that will direct you to information pertinent to each speaker below. In the case where the speaker [...] read morePublished on 2017-12-06By Erfan Vafaie
- Free Webinar Today- Don’t Let Bed Bugs Hamper Your Vacation PlansWhat: “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series” When: Friday , December 1st at 1:00 pm CST Who: Alan Brown, from ABC Home & Commercial Services in Austin, TX, Topic: “Don’t Let Bed Bugs Hamper Your Vacation Plans”. This will be great information as many of us get ready to travel for the holidays. The link to the live webinar is here: https://extension.zoom.us/j/885968890Details: The webinar will [...] read morePublished on 2017-12-01By Wizzie Brown