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How to to get rid of ants in 3 simple steps

University of Maryland entomologist Mike Raupp offers a few simple solutions to get rid of ants.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 11:29am EDT

Tags: ants, michelle basch

17-year Brood II cicadas will be back this spring

Later in the spring, this brood of periodical cicadas - which surfaces every 17 years - will swarm the East Coast from North Carolina to New York and farther north.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 06:52am EDT

Tags: Brood II cicadas, cicadas, Andrew Mollenbeck,

Get ready for the return of stink bugs

Stink bugs are likely to come roaring back in 2013, according to University of Maryland entomology professor Mike Raupp.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 07:13am EST

Tags: stink bugs, stinkbugs, University of Maryland, Dick Uliano

Battle against West Nile: Fight back with bug spray, fans

It's a war out there - a battle against the mosquitoes carrying the dreaded West Nile virus.

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 06:36am EDT

Tags: West Nile virus, infection, prevention, entomology

When ticks attack! Tips for avoiding Lyme disease

Have no fear. WTOP spoke with Mike Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland, who has tips for keeping clear of ticks and the Lyme disease they often carry.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 04:51pm EDT

Tags: ticks, lyme disease, University of Maryland

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, bugs


Stink bugs invade Washington

Stink bugs are starting to invade the nation's capital -- and much of the country -- crawling out of their winter hiding places and getting on the nerves of exasperated homeowners.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 04:09am EDT

Tags: stink bugs, University of Maryland

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