Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 55 Bed bugs strike back!



Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today, the Arthro-Pod gang return to talk more about bed bugs! We know that they aren't the favorite insect of  most people, but they are an important pest that deserves discussion! 

Last episode was all about trying to avoid bringing bed bugs home with you after holiday travel and today's is all about managing populations if you do have an issue. We cover heat treatments, using insecticides, why monitoring tools help, and even bed bug management on a budget. Tune in to hear all about it!


Bed bugs can be up to 1/4 long when mature and engorged with blood, Photo by Jody Green


Show notes


Bed Bud Interceptors by Mike Merchant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Insects in the City. 
https://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/biting-stinging/bed-bugs/ent-3012/

Articles about using interceptors:

https://www.bedbugcentral.com/press/interceptors-biggest-game-changing-tool-encasements



Infestations are not limited to beds. Individuals who sleep on recliners or sofas can be bitten and have infested furniture. 



Products Mentioned:

Aprehend - biological pesticide - Beauveria bassiana
https://www.aprehend.com/


Cirkil - Plant-based biopesticide - Neem Oil
https://www.cirkil.com/

EcoRaider
Natural product - Geranoil, Cedar Oil (with university research supporting efficacy)
https://ecoraiderusa.com/

Bed Bug Field Guide App from Ohio State
https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/new-ohio-state-app-helps-users-identify-prevent-and-control-bed-bugs

https://www.pctonline.com/article/osu-jones-bed-bug-field-guide-app/

Video about Home Fumigation for bed bugs from Douglas Products
https://youtu.be/Kc9DaGXh7s0

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 54 Bed bugs, holiday travel, and you!



Hello, hello bug lovers! Today's episode of Arthro-Pod features Mike, Jody, and Jonathan discussing the impacts of bed bugs on our lives. Just thinking about the little blood suckers can cause you to start itching and just mentioning them strikes fear in the hearts of many.




The Arthro-Pod gang breaks down just where bed bugs came from (evolutionarily speaking), what they do to our bodies, and where we encounter them. 

Since it is the holiday season for many listeners, there is also some discussion on how to keep yourself from picking up bed bugs while traveling to see friends or family. 


Show Notes

 Bed Bug Information

Let’s Beat the Bug – University of Minnesota
https://www.bedbugs.umn.edu/
New York State Integrated Pest Management
https://nysipm.cornell.edu/whats-bugging-you/bed-bugs/
Rutgers
https://njaes.rutgers.edu/bed-bug/
University of Kentucky
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef636         
Virginia Tech
https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ENTO/ENTO-31/ENTO-31.html
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/bed-bug-clearinghouse-topic


Articles Mentioned in Podcast:

Sensitivity Spectrum: Human Reactions to Bed Bug Bites from PCT:
https://www.pctonline.com/article/pct1002_bedbugs/     

Book: Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs (2018) Edited by Stephen Doggett, Dini Miller and Chow-Yang Lee, Wiley Blackwell
https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Advances+in+the+Biology+and+Management+of+Modern+Bed+Bugs-p-9781119171522         



Bed Bugs: Souvenirs to Avoid When Traveling
https://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline/2018/mar18/NeblineMar18p4.pdf
What to Do If Your Airplane Has Bed Bugs   
https://vitals.lifehacker.com/what-to-do-if-your-airplane-is-full-of-bedbugs-1819881439   
How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Airplane Seat
https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/how-to-spot-bed-bugs-in-your-airplane-seat/


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 53 The International Share Fair at ESA 2018


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today we are proud to present our episode from the joint annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Entomological Society of Canada, and the Entomological Society of British Columbia. Jody and Jonathan were part of the Extension Share Fair featuring the work of extension entomologists from all around the continent. Tune in to hear a lightly edited, marathon of podcast stories from a ton of awesome entomologists!


Your two nerdy hosts!

Big thanks to Erin Hodgson and Brian McCornack for inviting us to participate. There were a lot of great exhibits at the share fair and we hope this becomes a permanent fixture of entomology meetings going forward. 


So many cool guests and stories!


Jody sporting some Share Fair swag

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who sat down for a quick chat with us! There are many neat things you can look up for each of our guests, some of them list their personal work (such as #BeeMowAware), some talk about their career and research, and some even mention their personal social media profiles! 

We'll see you all soon on another episode of Arthro-Pod!


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Friday, October 12, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 52 West Nile virus and Mosquitoes


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, the whole gang gets together for some discussion on mosquitoes and mosquito vectored disease. 


Up front there is discussion of insect themed music and what is good and what is bad. Then some coverage on mosquito biology and a focus on West Nile virus. This disease has been a big issue in the Nebraska area in 2018 so we dissect the symptoms and how people can protect themselves! 


Photo by Jim Kalisch


Show Notes: 
Insect inspired songs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_insect-inspired_songs

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

Insect Repellents: 
https://cals.arizona.edu/apmc/docs/Repellents-IPMShort-Spanish.pdf

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 51 Helping the Monarch Butterfly



Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode Jody and Mike sit down with for two special interviews with monarch experts Thelma Heidel-Baker of the Xerces Society and Tori Pocius of Penn State! 

Tune in to learn all about America's favorite insect and how we can all help conserve their populations! 


Photo by Thelma Heidel-Baker



Show notes

Xerces Society
https://xerces.org/monarchs/
https://xerces.org/monarch-nectar-plants/ 

Milkweed seed finder:
https://xerces.org/milkweed/

Native Plant Guide
http://xerces.org/monarch-nectar-plant-guides/

Photo by Jody Green
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Friday, August 24, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 50 Chatting about Cicadas


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's show, the Arthro-Pod gang discuss one of the insect world's most musically inclined representatives, the cicada! We go in to detail about what makes cicadas special compared to other true bugs, when they evolved, how/why do they make so much noise, and what do they mean to us culturally. 


We also celebrate making it to 50 episodes!

Tune in and join us won't you?!

Tibicen dorsata on a sunflower (Photo by Jim Kalisch; UNL Entomology)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 49 Talking bugs with Jim Kalisch


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, Jody and Jonathan meet up with Jim Kalisch  of the UNL Department of Entomology. Jim is a great colleague and mentor who is retiring before the end of the year. He has 33 years of experience as a diagnostician for the state of Nebraska and therefore 33 years of knowledge on how pests can come and go. Tune in to hear about pests that no longer seem to be an issue, rising issues to keep an eye on, and cases of the bizarre and strange!


Jim and the hosts after our recording!
Jim has helped with many entomological mysteries over the years and is also a talented photographer as you can see below. 


Nymphal burrower bugs by Jim Kalisch; UNL entomology department
Adult red admiral butterfly by Jim Kalisch; UNL Department of Entomology
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