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V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

The Bugman

New Research Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Wherein Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund breaks down new research on the link between in-utero pesticide exposure and autism spectrum disorders.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
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The Bugman

The Bugs of Summer

A long-term drought shakes up the insect world, here’s how to deal with it.

New Mexico’s drought brings grasshoppers and other crawly fauna into our fair city. The Bugman explains how we can deal with them.
V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014

weather

Forget the Groundhog: Harvester Ants Say Spring is Here

Important weather info: Not only were termites swarming early, but ticks are out in full force and that’s about a month too early. More importantly, harvester ants are coming out; they would never come out if the ground were going to freeze again. Spring is here to stay, and summer is around the corner.

Because of the drought, many insects will be trying to get inside your home. Many more will be coming out of the desert looking for water—there isn’t any out there.

Surprisingly, there was a mosquito under my outside light last night. I could tell by the way it was standing that it was an Aedes mosquito. Of the 18 species of Aedes in NM, 13 are vectors of encephalitis or West Nile Virus. There won't be much water out in the wilderness, so they’ll be breeding in standing water around our homes. Mosquitoes aren't going to go away; they are going to become even more common in cities and towns, where the water is.

The termites, ticks, harvester ants and mosquitoes convince me spring is here, and global warming is a real thing. You’ll need to keep plenty of non-DEET mosquito repellant on hand.

V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
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The Bugman

Meet the Prairie Dog

And its friend, the burrowing owl

Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund makes the case for peaceful coexistence with the prairie dog.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

The Bugman

Home Invaders

The Bugman covers common insect invaders in your home. Here’s how to get rid of them without pest control companies or pesticides.
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

The Bugman

La Cucaracha

Minimize roachiness the nontoxic way

Audit Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund’s virtual environmentally friendly pest control course; the cockroach is the star of this week’s lecture.
V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013

The Bugman

Shoo, Fly, Get Off of My Cloud

Nontoxic solutions for Burque’s latest plague

Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund gives helpful tips on how to curb your fly problems without calling on toxic pest control.
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013

The Bugman

Beware Poison Pumpers

Why you don’t need toxic pesticides injected into your walls

The Bugman warns against unnecessary pesticide application and consequent toxic exposure.
V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013

The Bugman

Weighing Risks of Big-Gun Pesticides

The Bugman makes the case for effective and nontoxic pest control.
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013

The Bugman

Tetracycline

Bane of both acne and termites

The Bugman tells of an unexpected chemical helpmate for eradicating termites.
V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013

The Bugman

Ants in Your Pants

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V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013

The Bugman

Termite: Beaver of the insect world.

Subterranean termites will be swarming soon and there are several things you should know before you decide how to deal with them.

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