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Insects

Cafe del Soul in Mill Valley. (CBS)

North Bay Restaurant Forthcoming About Roach Problem

A Bay Area restaurant is dealing with some unappetizing pests. Rather than deny the problem, the eatery is serving a dose of honesty to its customers.

10/30/2012

Ladybug. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Answers Sought For Declining Ladybug Populations In Bay Area, Nation

When is a stroll through the backyard a real mission for science? A research project underway across North America has enlisted people around the Bay Area as “citizen scientists.”

07/23/2012

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Dangerous Asian Mosquito Nears The Bay Area

A new pest has reared its ugly head in Southern California, and is so nasty that vector control officials here in the Bay Area are taking steps to halt any northern migration.

04/24/2012

Water Hyacinth Plant Hopper or Megamelus Delphacidae Hemiptera

State Officials Hope Insect Will Stop Invasive Weeds

California officials have released thousands of insects in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to combat an invasive weed that has clogged the waterway.

CBS San Francisco–07/30/2011

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011