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.
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- 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
- Give the love of insects this ChristmasKids who can touch and manipulate real insects are most likely to connect with, and love nature. Parents, here’s a Christmas idea for your kids. A hand lens, an insect net, a set of pins and an insect collection box could provide a doorway to the love of nature for your child. For some kids an insect collection can be [...] read morePublished on 2017-11-21By mike.merchant
- 2nd Edition of Garden Insects of North AmericaWhitney Cranshaw shows off his new book at the Entomological Society of America annual conference in Denver. The Master Gardeners I have trained over the years may remember the big stacks of books I bring with me to every insect class. I love books and use them a lot in my job. One of the most useful references I use [...] read morePublished on 2017-11-20By mike.merchant