Source: by Trisha Gedon for Oklahoma State University

With the rain much of Texas and Oklahoma have received, standing water results in … Read More


RVs, UTVs and other vehicles that have been parked for a while can harbor pests or egg masses, which, if not removed before being moved, can begin infestations in new areas.


Source: AgriLife Today | April 28, 2019

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Homeowners beware, mosquitos are on the move.

Dr. Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas, said temperatures are … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | April 30, 2019

TPWD picture of giant salvinia courtesy Larry D. Hodge

Recent vegetation surveys conducted … Read More

As internal parasites become tougher to control, striking the balance between effective parasite control and anthelmintic resistance is critical.

A research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly $1.2 million is supporting work at Kansas State University toward combating a disease that affects cattle in the U.S. and globally. Kathryn Reif, assistant professor in the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department in the Kansas State University College of … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS | April 1, 2019

Spring is a popular time to travel and vacation, but unfortunately, people aren’t the only ones on the move. Therefore, April has been named “Invasive Plant Pest … Read More

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) found no new lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels during recent statewide early detection and monitoring. TPWD and partners monitor more than 60 lakes for early detection or population monitoring of zebra mussels.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common salvinia at Kurth Reservoir near Lufkin after being notified of the presence of the invasive plant by a City of Lufkin employee March 18. After surveying the reservoir March 19, the TPWD Brookeland Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Team reported … Read More

Each year, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) responds to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources, often in the form of invasive species or emerging diseases. To raise awareness about these growing threats and the agency’s efforts to manage, monitor and regulate their impacts, a … Read More