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?
- 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
- Thanksgiving dinner conversation….As we gear up for Turkey Day next week, I thought I would pop a bit of knowledge into the back of your brain that you can share with dinner companions. As you sit at the dinner table with your group, you can casually say "Did you know that there are allowable amounts of insects in our food?""No!" your companions will [...] read morePublished on 2017-11-17By Wizzie Brown
- Entomological Society of America – Crapemyrtle Bark Scale presentationPublished on 2017-11-05By Erfan Vafaie
- Green lynx spiderToday our Travis County Master Gardener volunteers were working in our demonstration garden to tidy things up. I always love when they come out as I get to interact with them directly with hands-on teaching moments. Today, I was not disappointed. One of them came in to see if I could tell them about a spider she found. You can [...] read morePublished on 2017-11-03By Wizzie Brown
- Integrated Pest Management of Vegetables in Protected Culture PresentationPublished on 2017-10-31By Erfan Vafaie
- Devastation of Monarch butterfly habitat in 2016Mostly dead butterflies in Sierra Chincua Sanctuary, Mar 11, 2016. Photo by Dr. Isabel Ramirez, Journey North website. For all fans of monarch butterflies, a new article in American Entomologist may be of interest. Lincoln Brower and colleagues describe the most devastating weather event for the monarchs since studies began 24 years ago. For many years it was known that [...] read morePublished on 2017-10-27By mike.merchant