Cities reduce zombie mothers: How pests escape their parasitoids in cities

Oak lecanium scale eggs within an ovisac. Photo: SD Frank In the Spring of 2011, I was a new Entomology graduate student with no prior experience with insects except the typical ant and [...]

Urbanization is good for pests and bad for trees

My wife is from a neighborhood outside Baltimore called Lawyer’s Hill. This is where, in the 18th century, lawyers (and I assume doctors and other gentlemen) had country houses and could escape the summer heat. [...]