Thursday, May 9, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 59: Ticks, Scabies, and Bears- Oh My! Meet Dr. Erika Machtinger



In today's episode Mike meets up with Dr. Erika Machtinger to discuss the intersection of arthropod vectors and wildlife! Learn about how the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment are all intertwined with an emphasis on vector borne disease. 

If you like ticks and scabies it will be your favorite episode. Oh, and bears too. Tune in!




Show notes:

Erika's lab website
Erika's PSU webpage
Her Twitter



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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 58: Stored Product Pests with Rob Morrison



Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today Jody and Jonathan meet up with Dr. Rob Morrison of the USDA to talk about stored product pests. Insects in this category can eat or spoil the food we wish to eat and affect all of our lives! Rob is an expert in their biology and control and talks about all the ways we try to deal with these pests as well as new ideas for the future. Tune in to hear about weevils, fumigation, and more!


Red flour beetles in flour (photo by Rob Morrison)
Prostephanus beetle on corn (photo by Rob Morrison)


Show notes:

Rob's review of sanitation and stored product pest management:  https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/10/3/77/htm


An “unofficial” but more recently updated lab website is here:https://williamrobertmorrisoniii.wordpress.com/

The Morrison lab in 2018

Rob is also a really talented photographer! Check out his work at:https://www.robmorrisonphoto.com/


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 57: Meet Matt O'Neal of The Soybean Pest Podcast


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today's show features a mobile interview with Dr. Matt O'Neal of Iowa State. Matt was in Lincoln, NE to give a departmental seminar and Jody and Jonathan make the journey to meet him on campus!

Matt works on the pests of annual crops and focuses most of his time on soybeans. He is also the co-host of an entomology podcast called "The Soybean Pest Podcast" with Dr. Erin Hodgson! You should check it out, as they have a really fun time talking about many topics!!

Thanks to Matt for joining us and talking about science, parenting, and podcasting (amongst other things!). 

Show notes:

Learn more about the Soybean Pest Podcast here
Matt O'Neal's page with Iowa State
The Bugeaters FC team page
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 56: Brrr! Are the bugs frozen?


With the polar vortex descending upon much of the Midwestern US, there are lots of people wondering if Old Man Winter is killing those pesky bugs. The short answer is, no probably not! For the long answer, tune in to hear Jody, Mike, and Jonathan discuss insect overwintering strategies!

Show notes:

Some basics on insect overwintering: 
https://www.amentsoc.org/insects/fact-files/overwintering.html
https://bugguide.net/node/view/163372

Stink bug article
https://www.wthr.com/article/polar-vortex-may-have-killed-95-percent-stink-bug-population

XKCD Comic
https://xkcd.com/1321/

Frozen nematodes return to life
http://www.siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/worms-frozen-in-permafrost-for-up-to-42000-years-come-back-to-life/


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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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