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Now is a good time to clean those pests off your houseplants

Most people don’t like to spray pesticides inside their homes. I don’t blame them. I do like houseplants but so don’t certain insects and other critters. 484 more words

Study Finds Imidacloprid Safe for Honey Bees at Realistic Exposure Levels

Honey bee colony declines are a major threat worldwide. Among the lineup of possible causes — including parasites, disease, climate stress, and malnutrition — many have pointed the finger squarely at insecticides as a prime suspect, especially at a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. 669 more words

Entomology News

Environment: What's killing our honeybees?

New study suggests a common pesticide is “safe” at normal exposure levels

Staff Report

FRISCO — While many recent reports have shown that systemic pesticides are decimating honeybee populations, new research suggests that imidacloprid, the world’s most common insecticide, does not significantly harm honey bee colonies at real-world dosage levels. 655 more words


The neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid affects motor responses in honey bees.

Pesticides and insecticides have been increasingly used in commercial produce and farming for decades. Neonicotinoid pesticides, mimics of nicotine, are being used at a high rate globally and have been implicated as a causal agent in the honey bee colony collapse disorder (CCD). 227 more words

Bee Keeping

USGS study finds waterways have high levels of neonicotinoid in Iowa, Midwest

Nick Fetty | July 24, 2014

A new study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) finds that waterways in Iowa and other parts of the Midwest are experiencing particularly high levels of an insecticide known as  147 more words


Blog post gets Published!

What started out as a bit of curiosity about the time-dependent toxicity of insecticides led to a blog piece I did a little over a year ago titled… 142 more words


Death spiral linked to neonicotinoids expands to include farmland birds

New research has identified the world’s most widely used insecticides as the key factor in the recent reduction in numbers of farmland birds.

The finding represents a significant escalation of the known dangers of the insecticides and follows an assessment in June that warned that pervasive pollution by these nerve agents was now threatening all food production.

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