USDA needs the public’s help to track brown marmorated stink bugs

Calling all insect enthusiasts and frustrated gardeners!  USDA scientists need your help in documenting Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) in your home. Beginning September 15th through October 15th, we’re asking citizens across the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States to record daily counts of this pest on the exterior of their homes, along with their location and the time of each count. While USDA scientists are focusing on the Mid-Atlantic region, any data they can get from other U.S. regions would also be helpful to their research.

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Citizen science project to help stop invasive ant

Do you want to help stop an invasive species before it takes over? The cool scientists at the NC Museum of Natural Science working on the School of Ants project have identified the Asian Needle Ant as a potential invasive species and are trying to find out how far it has spread.

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