Stinkbug Moving To PA
A new stinkbug is headed toward Pennsylvania. This stinkbug is smaller than the brown marmorated stinkbug but is just as much of a pest. This species is called the Megacopta cribrari and has a hard shell and a beak for ripping leaves.
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A new stink bug with attitude is heading toward Pennsylvania.
As if farmers and homeowners haven’t been bothered enough by the brown marmorated stink bug that landed in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s, a smaller but equally pesky bug is making its march toward the state’s border, experts say.
The Megacopta cribraria, known as the kudzu bug, has an armor-like shell and a beak for ripping into plants and feeding on legumes, particularly soybeans.
They can swarm but not feed on other plants such as grapes, wheat and corn, according to researchers at North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science. Continue reading…
Bed Bugs Infest Floor Of Library
The University of Utah’s third floor has been closed due to a bed bug infestation. Pest control experts are now working on exterminating the bugs. A spokesperson for the university says this is not atypical and that it is taking every precaution to keep the bed bugs from spreading.
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The third floor of the University of Utah library is closed until further notice, as pest control deals with a bed bug infestation.
“We don’t know where they came from or how they got into the building, but it’s not atypical,” said interim communications director for the university, Valoree Dowell. “The third floor is closed in an abundance of caution just because we want to make sure that they’re going to get rid of all of them.”
A student on Tuesday spotted the blood-sucking insects and reported the sighting to security.
On Thursday, a gate kept students from walking up the stairs to the third floor of the J. Willard Marriott building, and the elevator no longer stopped at that level. Continue reading…
Atlanta Area Fighting Kudzu Bugs
Residents in northeast Atlanta started reporting congregations of small bugs invading their homes a couple of years ago. No one could identify what the bugs were, so samples were sent to the University of Georgia. It was identified as the globular stink bug, but has since been deemed the kudzu bug.
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A few years ago, county agents in areas northeast of metro Atlanta began receiving phone calls from homeowners observing small insects congregating in large numbers on the sides of their homes. They were also found in high concentrations in nearby kudzu patches. No one could figure what type of insects they were, so samples were sent to entomologists at the University of Georgia. They identified the bug as the bean plantispid, which is also called the lablab bug or globular stink bug. Locally, the pest has commonly been referred to as the “kudzu bug.”
This insect species is native to parts of Asia and had never been observed anywhere in the western hemisphere before. Originally detected in just nine counties in Georgia, it has now spread throughout the state and into parts of the Carolinas. How it entered the country and became established remains a mystery. With all of the international travel and being near one of the world’s largest airports, it could have come here in many ways. Continue reading…
Restaurant In Paris Serving Bugs
Scorpions, beetles, and grasshoppers have found their way onto the menu of a Parisian restaurant. The owner and chef says his goal is to provide his customers with a unique dining experience. These new entrees were first served in October.
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Le Festin Nu is the first restaurant in Paris to incorporate scorpions, grasshoppers and beetles onto its menu.
26-year-old chef and owner of the bar, Elie Daviron, is the creative mind behind these unusual plates and says his aim is to offer customers a unique culinary opportunity.
“What I’m offering is an experience, which in my opinion, belongs exactly to what a restaurant does: it’s pleasure above everything, some transgression, an ambience. I’m not saving the world, what I’m proposing is an experience”.
The bar offered its first plate of insect-inspired tapas at the beginning of October. Continue reading…