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A killer beetle: How to check for signs of the emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer, native to China, has destroyed 100 million ash trees since its arrival in the U.S. more than a decade ago. The destructive pest has reached the Washington area, where it will soon emerge again.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 03:56am EDT

Tags: emerald ash borer, trees, pests, Andrew Mollenbeck, Lourdes Chamorro, beetles

Time to bolster defenses against bugs

The most dreaded part of the summer is on the horizon: a mosquito onslaught. Here are some helpful hints on how to avoid being bit.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:56am EDT

Tags: mosquitos, bug spray, ants, insects, summer

Warm winter points to buggy summer

The unusually warm start to spring could allow bugs with multiple generations -- like stink bugs, aphids and spider mites -- to get a head start and complete more generations than normal, leading to an overall larger population.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: stink bugs, Mike Raupp,


WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 09:10am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Washington Nationals, exurbs, salaries, travel tips

Could your pillow be making you sick?

New research suggests your pillow is packed with bugs, dust mites and their feces.

Saturday - 06/25/2011, 12:24pm EDT

Tags: pillow, bug, nhs

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