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.
Understanding the hazards and risks of pesticides is vital for people using them on crops.
Africa’s soil crisis calls for quick and creative action. This includes deepening farmers' knowledge about soil microbes.
Insects have been in a feature in agriculture since the end of the 19th century. Using a combination of new and old control methods is the best way to deal with our food competitors.
Continued use of pesticides will lower diversity of beneficial insects, costing corn farmers more money over time.
Genetic techniques are helping scientists work out how to stop invasive species before they rack up huge environmental and financial costs.