Resources by Dini Miller
|Brown Marmorated Stink Bug||May 21, 2009||2902-1100|
|4-H Honey Bee Youth Project Book I -- The Buzz about Bees: Honey Bee Biology and Behavior||
Royalty fighting to the death, troves of golden treasure, thousands of slaves building massive edifices under the direction of a queen, and daring quests for the “food of the gods”; such mesmerizing tales of valor and adventure originate not from medieval Europe, ancient Greece, or the pyramids of Egypt but instead derive from a seemingly inconspicuous yet important insect: the honey bee. Honey bees are complex, fascinating insects.
|Mar 18, 2014||380-070 (4H-253NP)|
|4-H Honey Bee Leaders Guide Book I - The Buzz About Bees:Honey Bee Biology and Behavior||
To the 4-H Leader: The honey bee project (Books 1 - 4) is intended to teach young people the basic biology and behavior of honey bees in addition to hands-on beekeeping management skills. The honey bee project books begin with basic honey bee and insect information (junior level) and advance to instruction on how to rear honey bee colonies and extract honey (senior level). These project books are intended to provide in-depth information related to honey bee management, yet they are written for the amateur beekeeper, who may or may not have previous experience in rearing honey bees.
|Feb 27, 2014||380-071(4H-255NP)|
|4-H Honey Bee Youth Project Book II -- Veils, Smokers, and Supers: Equipment of Beekeepers||
One lazy afternoon you find yourself looking across a field of flowers. The sun is warm and the breeze rustles through the grasses beneath your feet. Suddenly, at the edge of the field you see a lone figure hunched over a white box. The person is dressed from head to toe in a white, spaceman-looking jumpsuit. You begin to get nervous as you peer closer and notice a helmet covering his head. His gloved hands hold a strange-looking instrument spewing smoke from some internal, smoldering fire. You do not know it, but you are about to witness a robbery by this alien creature. Should you call the police? Should you take matters into your own hands? No! Instead, grab a container and prepare to get some honey! There’s a beekeeper hard at work!
|Mar 18, 2014||380-074 (4H-252NP)|
|4-H Honey Bee Leaders Guide Book II -- Veils, Smokers, and Supers: Equipment of Beekeepers||
With our understanding of honey bee biology and colony structure, we can begin to investigate the process of rearing bees for ourselves. To begin, we need a good understanding of the equipment we will need and how to use it. We will need to know the parts of the beehive and how to assemble them properly to facilitate bee rearing and honey production. Finally, we will need to handle bees within the hive. The Honey bee Project Book 2 provides the 4-H member with specific information about beekeeping, bee handling, and hive inspection.
|Mar 19, 2014||380-075 (4H-254NP)|
|Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA)||Mar 5, 2010||444-284|
|American Cockroach||Mar 4, 2010||444-288|
|Adventures with Insects, 4-H Entomology Project Book||
Welcome to the 4-H Entomology Project. It will introduce you to many new and exciting experiences. The Entomology Project is fun; it may help you prepare for the study of insects as your life’s work, or help you learn how important insects are in the lives of everyone.
|Mar 18, 2014||444-408 (4H-251NP)|
|Widow Spiders||Dec 18, 2012||444-422|
|Subterranean Termite Treatment Options||Mar 5, 2010||444-500|
|Signs of Subterranean Termite Infestation||Mar 1, 2010||444-501|
|Subterranean Termite Biology and Behavior||Mar 5, 2010||444-502|
|Bed Bug Action Plan for Apartments||
Bed bug infestations have been a nightmare for apartment managers. Apartment communities have seen their pest management expenses go from $30,000 to over $100,000 in a single year. Many apartment managers have admitted to hiring and firing 3 or 4 pest management companies because none were able to get the bed bug problem under control. Some complexes have even closed or sold because they could no longer afford to treat communities that were 50-90% infested.
|Jun 2, 2015||ENTO-128NP|
|Bed Bug Action Plan for Schools||
Bed bug infestations are continuing to spread through single-family and multi-unit homes. This means that more people are living with bed bugs than ever before. When more people live with bed bugs the possibility of people transporting bed bugs to other locations increases. Children living with bed bugs at home will bring bed bugs to school. We need to accept the fact that bed bugs have the potential to be transported to school every day that school is in session. Thus, there is a great probability any particular school will experience multiple bed bug introductions every year.
|Apr 24, 2015||ENTO-129NP|
|Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management||
Bed bugs have proven to be a very challenging pest. While most people would like to have a pest management professional come to their home and spray a magic potion that eliminates bed bugs forever, no such potion exists. Bed bugs are highly resistant to a number of insecticides and their eggs are impervious to most insecticide formulations.
|Apr 29, 2015||ENTO-130NP|
|Mosquitos and their Control||
The key to controlling mosquitoes is removing the standing or stagnant water where they live.
|Mar 11, 2016||ENTO-202NP|
|Bed Bugs: How to Protect Yourself and Your Home||May 14, 2013||ENTO-31NP|
|How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation||May 3, 2012||ENTO-4P|
|Como Identificar Infestaciones de Chinches||May 3, 2012||ENTO-5S|
|Bed Bugs Biology and Behavior||Jun 25, 2013||ENTO-8P|
|Chinche de cama: Protéjase y proteja su hogar||
La chinche de cama es una plaga que ha afectado a humanos a través de la historia; a comienzos del siglo pasado, era una plaga común en los Estados Unidos. La chinche fue prácticamente erradicada de los Estados Unidos en la década de los 40 y 50 debido, en gran parte, al uso del insecticida DDT, el cual estaba disponible para los consumidores y se aplicaba extensamente con poca regulación.
|Oct 26, 2015||ENTO-80SNP|