Content tagged "entomology"

How to Inspect Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

Copyright Virginia Tech Department of EntomologyHere are the steps you can take to have peace of mind when you travel. Checking for bed bugs is a very simple...

I have small, dark ants in my house. How do I get rid of them?

The first step in any pest management plan is to identify the pest. With ants this can be quite difficult because of their small size. A microscope with...

What is an entomologist?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Exhibit “Termites Eat Your Home!” produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah BernardAn entomologist is a scientist that studies...

What is a bug?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Fulgorid planthopper, Honduras. Photo by Sarah BernardWhat we commonly call bugs is actually an entire order of insects called Hemiptera. True bugs are...

Can I eat bugs??

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Beekeepers practice apiculture | Photo by Sarah BernardYes, you can eat bugs! As long as you don’t have a shellfish allergy, that is. In fact, you already...

Why is insect identification important?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Common urban pests compared to the size of a penney, from left to right: Male German cockroach, female German cockroach, female Surinam cockroach. Photo by...

What is entomology?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: May 19, 2015

Entomology is the study of insects, including related arthropods. Insects are involved with virtually every part of our lives; they are pests that eat our...

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