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Indian Meal Moth. (Source: Wikipedia)
Indian Meal Moth. (Source: Wikipedia)

Moths and beetles in your pantry?

There are bugs, and then there are worse bugs. Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley about insects you don't want to share your home with. Meal moths and grain beetles breed in lots of places, in and out of the pantry, in cereal boxes, four sacks, and cookie packages. What to look for, and what to do, in today's conversation.  Go to full article

Mosquitoes in the fall?

You might be enjoying the warm days this September - but experts say those high temperatures are also attracting some unwanted guests. Mosquitoes are usually gone for the year by now - but just walk outside at dusk, and you'll know they're still with us. Tim Mihuc is coordinator of the Lake Champlain Research Institute at Plattsburgh State. He with Julie Grant about how many mosquitoes might be out there, and why they're still bugging us.  Go to full article
David George Gordon, aka the Bug Chef
David George Gordon, aka the Bug Chef

The benefits of eating bugs

Most people in Asia, Africa and South America eat bugs--prepared with shallots, lettuce, chilies, lime or spices. So, why not the rest of us? Seattle-based naturalist and author David George Gordon has written 19 books on a subject that makes some people squirm.

Orzo with Crickets? Three Bee Salad? Waxworm cookies? Gordon says it's all good for us. Todd Moe spoke with him as he was about to bake European house crickets for one of his favorite creepy-crawly dishes. He says it's cuisine he'll share during BuzzFest at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake this Saturday.  Go to full article
Lady beetle larva eating viburnum leaf beetle larva. (Photo: Gaylord Desurmont)
Lady beetle larva eating viburnum leaf beetle larva. (Photo: Gaylord Desurmont)

Getting ahead of the garden pests

The bugs are back -- crawling, flitting and eating their way through treasured plants. Knowing what's doing the damage is half the battle in winning the pest control war. Todd Moe talks with Cornell Cooperative horticulturist Amy Ivy about some tips for finding and identifying the "bad boys" in the garden.  Go to full article

Blues for bugs

Local musicians Rick Bates, aka Tas Cru, and Chip Lamson bring their brand of blues to the studio for some live music and conversation. They've generated some serious blues world buzz -- and we'll hear music from their kids' cd that pays tribute to bugs. Why bugs? Cru has been performing these songs in kids' programs for years. He says the songs on Even Bugs Sing the Blues are inspired by children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle.  Go to full article

On the lookout for fireflies

Scientists want your help counting fireflies. Mark Brush reports researchers hope to answer a commonly asked question.  Go to full article

More garden basics: What?s bugging you?

Garden pests are a fact of life. But there are ways to keep them under control. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

The buzz on bug sprays

As you head out on the trail or just into the backyard for this holiday weekend, the bug dope probably won't be far away. For decades, bug sprays with DEET have been the most effective to keep those disease-carrying pests away. But there are some new repellants on the market and even more to come. Julie Grant has the buzz on bug sprays.  Go to full article

Bug season in the garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the best way to control bugs in the garden.  Go to full article

Bugs boom as climate busts

A new study suggests global warming could bring a boom in bug populations. The Environment Report's Rebecca Williams reports that could mean bumper crops of pests.  Go to full article

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