An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band's 1980 assertion that "rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution." Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
Aphids often appear in swarms around May and June but what risk do they pose to plants?
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
The oak processionary moth established itself in the UK a decade ago, ahead of the parasitoids that would normally keep its numbers in check.
New cane toad traps that carefully imitate mating males successfully target breeding females. Males, meanwhile, will turn up for anything that sounds remotely like a toad.
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they're in South Africa.
Crop losses in African countries due to insect pests are estimated at 49%. However, with some species losses can climb up to 100%.
How do you rid your kitchen of pesky
fruit flies? A scientist who researches them explains.
Agricultural pests are one of the key factors affecting small holder farmer production. Focus is normally put on invertebrate pests, but rodents can do severe damage to crops as well.
Super-fertile slugs from the continent have bred with their cousins in the UK.
What's the answer? Fight or flight?
Fall armyworms have a number of characteristics that make them particularly hard to control. They are strong fliers, can breed at a high rate and also develop quick resistance to pesticides.
A combination of armyworms native to Africa and those normally found in the Americas are ravaging crops in sub-Saharan Africa.
Bigger gardens and more greenery encourages insect diversity, some of which finds its way indoors.
The bizarre spectacle was the result of a coming together of several exceptional circumstances.
Invasive species and diseases pose a major threat to agriculture – particularly in the countries that can least afford it.
A 'Biblical swarm' of 'super-moths' from continental Europe is heading to the UK.
Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.
There are over 5,000 species of cockroach, but fortunately only a few have chosen to live with us.
Fungi that live inside plants can fight off nasty insect pests.