insects

Ticks
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CNN
May 25, 2020 - 3:29 pm
As warm weather sends people outdoors, some are encountering tenacious pests with no respect for social distance: Ticks go for blood in the hardest-to-reach places on the human body. Read about tick season and prevention here.
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This undated photo provided by Michael Thomas in April 2020 shows a clouded sulphur butterfly in Cromwell, Conn.
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AP News
April 23, 2020 - 9:41 pm
The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers whose big picture study of global bug decline paints a disturbing but more nuanced problem than earlier research. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The first hatches of the spotted lanternfly have been detected in West Philadelphia, but an expert on the pest said there’s still time to stop them. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The invasive spotted lanternfly is continuing its westward march across Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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A meadow with wildflowers.
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KYW Staff
September 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Longwood Gardens share how they protect their plants from pests naturally.
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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August 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county has paid Pennsylvania $10,500 to spray for black flies along the Delaware River. Hunterdon County took the step after New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department decided not to participate in the program this year. In a statement, Freeholder Board...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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kissing bug
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Dan Wing
April 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a bug with a bite that can lead to serious cardiac and gastrointestinal complications, or even death if the person bitten goes without treatment, has been found in Delaware. A family in Kent County...
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A recently published study based on 27 years worth of samples from German nature reserves shows a 75 percent reduction in the abundance of flying insects.
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Molly Daly
January 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recently published study based on 27 years worth of samples from German nature reserves shows a 75 percent reduction in the abundance of flying insects. That, along with a handful of other long-term studies, raises fears that we may be in the midst of an "insect...
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Crickets baked into cookies.
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Rasa Kaye
October 30, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How many of you eat insects as part of a well-rounded diet? *Crickets.* No pun intended about hearing crickets, but asking that question at almost any gathering in the U.S. isn’t likely to result in a flurry of recipe-sharing. More than a quarter of the world’s...
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