Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; January 9, 2017—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, ESA's quarterly membership magazine. The new editor-in-chief will begin his or her term in January 2018....

Annapolis, MD; January 3, 2017—Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national parks....

Annapolis, MD; Dec. 22, 2016—Is the United States at risk for a large-scale outbreak of Zika or other mosquito-borne disease? While climate conditions in the U.S. are increasingly favorable to mosquitos, socioeconomic factors such as access to clean water and air conditioning make large-scale outbreaks unlikely, according to new analysis of existing research--but small-scale, localized outbreaks are an ongoing concern....

Annapolis, MD; December 12, 2016—In communities where bed bugs are present, educating teachers and children about them is a powerful tool for prevention. Schools are often a primary avenue through which the pest can spread, as it hitches a ride from one place to another in clothes and book bags....

Annapolis, MD; December 8, 2016—Attention holiday shoppers, insect enthusiasts, and photography lovers alike: The ESA 2017 World of Insects wall calendar is available for purchase. The product of a yearly competition organized by the Entomological Society of America, the World of Insects calendar showcases the stunning beauty of our six-legged peers through striking, world-class photography....

October 5, 2016 -- The 2016 International Congress of Entomology received a considerable amount of media coverage. Several local Orlando TV stations conducted interviews on site with ICE 2016 Co-Chairs Alvin Simmons and Walter Leal, and with entomologists who spoke about Zika....

September 29, 2016 -- More than 175 international insect-science leaders and others involved with agriculture and public health met recently in Orlando, Florida to take part in the "International Entomology Leadership Summit: Improving the Human Condition through Insect Science."...

Annapolis, MD; September 6, 2016 – Recent news reports have attributed harm to honey bees in Dorchester County, South Carolina to the aerial application of a mosquito control product. This unfortunate incident is a reminder that all public health agencies must adopt IPM principles for pest and disease control, including the important step of informing and engaging all stakeholders....

Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2016 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has selected three entomologists as Honorary Members of the Society in 2016....

Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2016 – Dr. Bob Peterson, a professor of entomology at Montana State University, was recently elected Vice President-Elect by members of the Entomological Society of America (ESA)....

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