Entomologists at Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service have been swamped with hundreds of possible murder hornet specimens. None of the specimens submitted by Texans have been Asian giant hornets.
The Texas A&M Forest Service has incident management teams, including chainsaw crews, ready to help clear fallen trees.
The confusion between the cicada killer wasps and the Asian giant hornet has kept the entomologists at Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service busy.
Domestic horses also suffer from horsefly bites, and Sonja Swiger, associate professor in the department of entomology at Texas A&M University, said that “the consequences are pretty severe.”
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research experts and entomologists say there’s still no reason to worry about Asian giant hornets. What you’re probably seeing are cicada killers, the largest wasp humans will come across.
How did the zebra get its stripes? The fashionable patterned coat protects the animal from horsefly bites by disorienting the flies during the landing process, research has shown.
Limonene and linalool are both natural chemicals found in plants that can kill fleas on contact, says Michael Merchant, Ph.D., professor and extension urban entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Homeowners who have been seeing more rats than usual during quarantine can follow a few simple steps to avoid an infestation.
Perfect for small spaces, air plants in a hanging planter look great without creating clutter. Plus, they may even help with their study habits.
Despite the potential for the insects to establish and spread, it is still too early to tell whether or not this will be the case, said David Ragsdale, Ph.D.