Michigan insecticide spraying could threaten vulnerable bugs
DETROIT (AP) — Officials in southern Michigan are warning that pesticides targeting a deadly mosquito-borne virus could kill other insects, including rare and beneficial species.
Forest at famed Idaho ski area facing wildfires, insects
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The forest in and around one of the nation's top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders...
Nebraska faces big bill as pest kills thousands of ash trees
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans will need to spend nearly $1 billion over the next few decades to remove ash trees killed by an invasive pest, but local governments probably won't be able to...
Mosquito control district to do more drone research
BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont mosquito control district is putting the brakes on using aerial drones for surveillance and to disperse treatments.
Delaware expands quarantine to fight invasive bug
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State agriculture officials are expanding a quarantine in northern Delaware in an effort to combat the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly.
US approves releasing non-native insect to control thistle
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved turning loose a non-native insect to feed on an invasive thistle that sprouts in everything from rangelands to vineyards to wilderness areas,...
Woman: Ants bit father, covered the walls at Georgia VA home
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a government veterans' home where his room was full of insects.
Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to...
Veterans with PTSD, anxiety turn to beekeeping for relief
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing...
Emerald ash borer found in Nebraska’s Saunders County
ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. has been found near Ashland.
The state Agriculture Department recently found the emerald...
Germany wants to ban weed killer linked to bee decline
BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to ban the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup, over concerns it is leading to a decline of bees and other insects.
Tree-destroying beetle confirmed in a Colorado county
DENVER (AP) — A tree-killing beetle has been confirmed in a Colorado city despite preventative efforts.
The Denver Post reports that the Colorado State Forest Service announced the first...
Iowa farmers take aim at soy-eating painted lady butterfly
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Some western Iowa fields are getting sprayed to get rid of painted lady butterflies that have become problematic for soybean crops.
Ash tree killer confirmed in 3 more Iowa counties
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State agricultural officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees has been confirmed in three more Iowa counties, bring the total to 69 counties.
App allows butterfly finders to contribute to conservation
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Nature lovers who encounter fluttering butterflies might also be able to contribute to research about the colorful insects.
Invasive emerald ash borer found in Virginia county
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia forestry officials have confirmed the spread of a highly invasive, destructive insect to another central Virginia county.
The Latest: Lawmakers urge panel to make DNR sell bug spray
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a bill that would require the state Department of Natural Resources to sell insect repellent in all state parks and forests (all times local):
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Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive
BERLIN (AP) — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.
Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a...
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city's plan to save some of the ash trees after the invasive emerald ash borer was found in the state is more than halfway done.
Report warns of climate change impacts on Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report warns that much of the environmental progress made in Connecticut over the past decades could be undone by climate change.
Endangered list sought for firefly with double-green flash
BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltale green flash in the bushes.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota agriculture officials are placing Nobles County under emergency quarantine after emerald ash borers were discovered in Worthington.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 100,000 bees have found a new home on the rooftop of a campus building at a south Georgia university.
Researchers at Valdosta State University have relocated the...
GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college says a 10-acre pollinator habitat it created is full of butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects after its first year.
Housing project threatens rare fireflies on Utah farm
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — At first they looked like sparks.
The flashes of light floated in the air for a second and then extinguished. A few feet away, they would strike up again. Tiny,...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers sweeping through the Las Vegas area is being attributed to wet weather several months ago.
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OZARK, Ark. (AP) — An amateur photographer has snapped some startling gone-in-a-gulp images of a venomous snake devouring an unlucky bug at Ozark National Forest in Arkansas.
Benevolent or fearsome? Yellowjackets can be both
Yellowjackets play a supportive role in gardening but can be dangerous around families and pets. People sensitive to bee venom should be especially careful from August through October, when...
Monster grasshoppers swarm the Everglades
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — They may well have been aliens from another planet for a French family visiting Everglades National Park: almost frighteningly huge bright orange and yellow...
Bees are dying. Would a consumer ban on a pesticide help?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If you find yourself sipping a cold brew with a piece of watermelon in your hand this summer, you can thank the bees for making that snack possible.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona fire department rescued a worker for a bee removal service after bees attacked the man.
The Green Valley Fire Department says bees got inside the worker's...
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia State Parks initiative is creating habitat for monarch butterflies.
Chief Logan State Park naturalist Lauren Cole told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials say an invasive beetle discovered a year ago in Vermont is chomping its way through trees in northern and central parts of the state.
Groups appeal ruling over Santa Fe forest thinning plans
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists went back to court Monday in hopes of putting the brakes on plans to thin thousands of forested acres in the mountains bordering Santa Fe.
MSU professor, daughter uncover new insect species
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — What's it like to discover a new species of insect in your own yard?
Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers, an assistant professor at Murray State University, learned that firsthand...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials are looking for help collecting an insect that attacks an invasive plant.
The state Departments of Agriculture and Trust Lands as well as several county...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who illegally imported scorpions, giant millipedes and other invertebrates, some of which escaped inside a postal delivery truck, has been spared a prison...
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida couple had a toddler girl inside a roach-infested car while they were using drugs.
The DeLand Police Department arrested 30-year-old David...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Agriculture Department officials are asking landowners to register for a program to help slow the spread of an invasive insect known as the gypsy...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Scientists are cautioning Alabamians to be on the lookout for yellow jacket super nests.
Researchers say milder winters combined with an abundant food supply allow...
BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say low-flying planes will release a substance Wednesday in an effort to stop the spread of invasive gypsy moths in eastern Iowa's Jackson County.
Insect-eating plant found in Maryland for first time
SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — An insect-eating plant has been found in Maryland for the first time.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources tells news outlets that botanists recently confirmed...
Conservationists say endangered beetle species found in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When she saw the plump orange-and-black insect crawling on the rotting rat corpse, Andrea Malek didn't know whether to cry, laugh or scream in celebration.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas is credited with saving a migrant woman and her young son who were attacked and covered by thousands of bees.
Mosquito control district considers using drones
BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont mosquito control district is considering using aerial drones for surveillance and to disperse treatments.
The Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen Insect Control...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Mosquitoes are challenging volunteers helping in recovery and cleanup efforts after a tornado outbreak slammed southwest Missouri.
Tracking the paths of pollinators
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Everybody seems to love bumblebees.
The native insects are generally embraced by humans, who often celebrate them in children's stories and even sometimes dress like...