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entomology News Archive


Maclean’s: The invasion of the biting lady bug in Manitoba

November 7, 2017 — 
“We grow up learning lady beetles are friendly. They’re in kids’ books,” Rochon says.



Global/CJOB: Local entomologist wants to set the record straight on wasps

August 2, 2017 — 
Try to hate them less


Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Ticks on the move

June 9, 2017 — 
A bacterial cattle disease caused by a blood borne pathogen transmitted by ticks has cattle producers on the alert

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Black legged tick

Tips on staying safe during tick season

April 5, 2017 — 
U of M entomologist Kateryn Rochon cautions that tick season is upon us, and we should be vigilant



MB Co-Operator: Preserve natural habitat and enjoy free pest control

February 16, 2017 — 
Entomologist Alejandro Costamagna shares his thoughts



CBC: U of M lab abuzz after bee house wins sustainability design award

October 12, 2016 — 
'A group of researchers and students at the University of Manitoba have won an international sustainability design award for a set of bee houses they created on campus'


BEE / HOUSE / LAB: International Design Competition was launched in March 2016, as a way to involve designers, architects and students in creating better homes for bees.

Bee houses win sustainability award

October 11, 2016 — 
BEE / HOUSE / LAB, an international bee house design competition launched by the University of Manitoba in 2016, won a high honour

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Free Press, CBC: City combats forest tent caterpillar outbreak

May 31, 2016 — 
There’s nothing out of the ordinary

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TVO: Mosquito Swat Team

May 26, 2016 — 
Watch this discussion on the perils of killing mosquitoes


Knaves turn’d Honest

Bee squad brings ‘A’ game to competition

May 18, 2016 — 
Competition challenged participants to create a bee house for 80-100 solitary nesting bees, a species under threat from habitat loss

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