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An American dog tick. (credit: istock)

Expert: Michigan’s Tick Population Explodes

They like to bite and burrow under your skin — and, often, you don’t even know they’re there.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2013

Beware Of Unwanted Garden Pests During Spring Cleanup

Gardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring should know that tree branches, firewood,and cleared brush can harbor invasive insects and diseases, making proper use or disposal critical to preventing the spread of tree-killing pests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

(credit: Ron Dewey)

Fish Fly Hatching ‘Bugs’ Residents

It’s the time of year lakeshore residents dread.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2012

scarves - istock

Where Does Silk Come From?

The next time you put on a tie or wrap that scarf around your neck, talk to your children about how the silk for these accessories comes from a special insect called the silkworm

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012

credit: Wikimedia Commons

Volunteers Sought For Huron River Stonefly Search

A nonprofit group is seeking volunteers to help search the Huron River this month for winter stoneflies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2012

The design of a beetle with information-gathering capabilities., University of Michigan photo.

UM Says Insect Cyborgs May Become First Responders To Hazards

Research conducted at the University of Michigan College of Engineering may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2011

Voracious Asian Fruit Fly Found In Michigan

Officials say a voracious Asian fruit fly that appeared in California in 2008 and since has spread in the Pacific Northwest and other areas has been found for the first time in the Midwest.

10/29/2010

Similac Infant Formula Recalled For Bug Parts

Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that may be contaminated with insect parts.

09/23/2010

11 Revolting Things Government Lets In Your Food

Worried about Rat Hair and Mice Poop in Your Cereal? Uncle Sam Says Eat Up.

08/10/2010

Michigan Nature Part II

Take a look at the beauty in the nature of Michigan! Photos submitted by WWJ Listeners.

07/08/2010

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