Contributions by PJ Liesch

The Midwest is home to over a dozen tick species. While only a few types are encountered regularly by people and pets, the medical concerns posed by some species can be quite significant.More
With the first green shoots of spring appearing across the state, Wisconsin's insect populations are likewise emerging and preparing for the warmer months ahead.More
Move over Popillia japonica, there's a new "Japanese beetle" in town.More
Ask any gardener or landscaper in the Midwest what their least favorite insect is, and the Japanese beetle will probably be near the top of the list.More
Every once in awhile, winter traditions can lead to unexpected cases of insect activity inside homes. At the heart of these cases is the same phenomenon: an outdoor object brought inside and allowed to warm up.More
With another busy travel season quickly approaching, many Wisconsin residents will take to the roads and skies for excursions near and far. While their biggest concern may be delays on the road or at airports, the tiny bed bug has the potential to end up causing big headaches for any traveler staying in hotels or other lodgings.More
With mosquito season nearly upon us and all the headlines about Zika virus in the news, a big question at the moment is: Will Zika be an issue in Wisconsin?More
Brown marmorated stink bug
Nature is full of checks and balances. Of the roughly 1 million species of insects known to science, there's an amazing intricacy to the food web.More