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See it? Squish it! Fighting the invasive spotted lanternfly

When Stephen Nixon recently noticed a “beautiful” spotted lanternfly by his bag as he skateboarded in Brooklyn, he heeded the request of city officials.He...

Backyard mosquito spraying booms, but may be too deadly

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. ((DailyNews)) — It’s an increasingly familiar sight in U.S. cities and suburbs: A van pulls up to the curb. Workers wearing...

Scientists use tiny trackers, plane to follow moths on move

NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — Trillions of insects migrate across the globe each year, yet little is known about their journeys. So to look for...

Monarch butterflies are in trouble; Here’s how you can help

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a butterfly. My money says the fluttering insect you’re envisioning has black-veined, reddish-orange wings outlined with...

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list...

‘Biblical’ insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

ARLINGTON, Ore. ((DailyNews)) — Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out...

How gardeners can control pests and also protect pollinators

Picture this: You’ve planted some milkweed, bee balm or California lilac, and you’re delighted to see bees and butterflies fluttering about your garden. You...

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