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  • Butterfly walk reveals nature’s artistry

    Butterflies are more than just another pretty bug.


  • Tom Rogers logged Dishman Hills butterflies

    The father of the Dishman Hills Natural Area had his mind on the land, birds, flora and fauna in the 1960s when he helped spearhead the movement to preserve open …


  • Portland to spray for gypsy moths

    Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.


  • Mount Spokane ice crawler may be a unique species, scientists say

    Unusual creatures are lurking on and under the snow of Mount Spokane. They’re called ice crawlers, and a University of Wisconsin entomologist hypothesizes that these have enough genetic differences to …


  • UN: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insects

    The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the …


  • Ghost-like moose proof that ticks suck

    The graying look of moose you might see in the field this spring isn’t the result of old age. It’s likely the work of blood-sucking ticks.


  • In the Garden: Be prepared when insects invade

    There sure are a lot of insects out there. While some of them are the good guys, many apparently think you planted a garden just for them. What’s a gardener …


  • Field reports: Michigan paves way for wolf hunting

    PREDATORS – Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan’s first gray wolf hunting season since the resurgent predator, reviled by some as a …


  • Zap ’em and trap ’em: It’s yellow jacket war

    Latest in a seemingly never-ending series on nature’s attempt to murder me. As I write these words I am trying to ignore a red, itchy welt on my left wrist.


  • Bed of bugs

    At first I thought I’d disturbed a nest of red ants. Instead they were ladybird beetles – often called ladybugs – swarming on my boots. I was sitting on a …


  • Pests get warm welcome

    The mild winter weather offered people ample time to spend outdoors. Now it also means there could be more uninvited houseguests crawling around in springtime. The insects of spring have …


  • Pests get warm welcome

    The mild winter weather offered people ample time to spend outdoors. Now it also means there could be more uninvited houseguests crawling around in springtime. The insects of spring have …


  • Use predator insects to help control pests

    Now that we are planting, it’s a great time to add some plants to the garden that will attract beneficial predator insects that will eat insect pests this summer. Predator …


  • Use predator insects against pests

    Now that we are planting, it’s a great time to add some plants to the garden that will attract beneficial predator insects that will eat insect pests this summer. Predator …


  • Use predator insects to help control pests

    Now that we are planting, it’s a great time to add some plants to the garden that will attract beneficial predator insects that will eat insect pests this summer. Predator …


  • Company says it’s built a better bug trap

    Snow on the ground means nothing at Sterling International, the Spokane Valley company that’s buzzing around the clock making traps targeting the stinging bugs of spring and summer. Sterling, which …


  • Valley company releases multi-insect trap

    Snow on the ground means nothing at Sterling International, the Spokane Valley company that’s buzzing around the clock making traps targeting the stinging bugs of spring and summer.


  • Bad Season For Skeeters Anticipated

    Clark County’s mosquito hunters are gearing up for a resurgence of the blood-sucking pests this summer. Last summer was relatively mild for mosquito problems in southwest Washington, which is fertile …

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