Source: Oklahoma State University | Aug. 5, 2020

They look rather prehistoric, and they can make a pretty good smudge mark on a vehicle’s windshield. And oh boy, can they jump and eat.

Fortunately, of the more than … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | July 31, 2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has upgraded O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo and Grapevine Lake located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, to fully “infested” with invasive … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 16, 2020

Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologists have seen an increase in kissing bugs collected in multiple regions of the state this year. The insects carry a parasite that can cause potentially fatal Chagas disease … Read More

Dr. Justin Talley, Oklahoma State University professor and entomologist, has information on horn flies and how now is the time to treat livestock.

Betty Dickson needed help to ID an insect invader when hundreds of little striped bugs were suddenly finding their way into her home and barn. OSU Extension Educator helped to ID the invaders and cautioned about the danger to livestock, especially horses. … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | June 30, 2020

Since the release of information about Asian giant hornets, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists are being inundated with cicada killers and other lookalike insects submitted for identification as a possible “murder hornet,” which thus far … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | June 19, 2020

Did you know there are 85 species of mosquitoes in Texas that have been identified by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s agricultural and environmental safety unit personnel?

That’s a lot of itch-inducing painful pests to worry about. … Read More

Two Asian longhorned ticks atop a dime. Photo by CDC/James Gathany

By Olga Kuchment for AgriLife Today | June 18, 2020

The prevalence of Lyme disease … Read More

TPWD picture of giant salvinia courtesy Larry D. Hodge

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | June 16, 2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of giant salvinia on … Read More

There are about 150 species of grasshoppers in Texas, but 90% of the damage to crops, gardens, trees, and pastures is caused by just five species. Producers should start watching for grasshoppers early in the season and begin control measures while grasshoppers are still nymphs. Smaller grasshoppers are more … Read More