Posts by The Bug Master Staff
Chinch Bugs & Your Yard
The Southern Threat to Your Yard Central Texas has survived the scorching heat and flooding storms of Summer ‘16. Fall may still be a few weeks away from bringing cold temperatures our way, making it the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and specifically your lawn. Unfortunately, with our wettest days behind us and temperatures…Read More
Ladybugs Actually Love-Bugs?
Who would’ve thought ladybugs are actually love-bugs? In what one could refer to as a ladybug Bacchanalia, thousands of ladybugs converge every year for a mating ritual of epic proportions. If you stumbled upon one of these ladybug celebratory sites, you might mistake the spots on the trees for rust. If you stop to think,…Read More
Human Trials for Zika Vaccine
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa, in collaboration with GeneOne Life Science in Seoul, South Korea, announced that they will soon be conducting the first human trial of a vaccination for the Zika virus. The Zika Virus The Zika virus is a rare virus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is considered…Read More
Zika Virus: Protect Yourself
Recently the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of mosquitoes is the new threat of the Zika virus. The Zika Virus has not spread to the United States, but that does not mean that we shouldn’t educate ourselves on what to do in order to prevent the contraction and spread of the virus.…Read More
Tires for Mosquito Control, How?
Here’s a Hint: It’s a Brilliant Low-Tech Trap! What do we do when we know where mosquitoes love to breed? Easy. A DIY trap for getting rid of them. A couple of Canadian researchers have developed a trap called Ovillanta – with the help from Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health. It is a mosquito…Read More