The Entomological Society of America’s Eastern Branch Annual Meeting will be held March 16 through 19, at the Hilton Hartford Hotel, in Hartford, Conn. Bed bugs and stink bugs will be topics of discussion during the meeting.
Dr. Changlu Wang, Rutgers University entomologist, warned bed bugs are making a comeback and those in pest control need to be prepared. During a symposium on Sunday, March 18, bed bug researchers and educators will share innovative methods of bed bug control and education.
Papers on biological control, insects as a vessel for human and plant disease, and detection of new and emerging insect pests will be other topics discussed. Graduate and undergraduate students will compete in presentations regarding their research on various entomological issues.
The meeting includes a free public program for all ages, “It’s a Bug’s World.” This will feature informational displays, demonstrations and activities, and a pollinator talk and honey tasting. Those interested in attending can visit the Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch’s website or contact Faith Kuehn at 302-698-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.