Insects

Crickets ready to be turned into flour. (CBS SF)

Insect Protein Bars On The Rise With Psychology-Based Marketing

Insect protein could be a cutting edge source of nutrition. But if the insect protein movement wants to win hearts and minds, it has to start with taste buds.

05/27/2015

(Thinkstock)

Is That A Termite Colony Forming On The Wall, Or Just Flying Ants Buzzing The East Bay?

Ants are bad enough when crawling army-style across your kitchen countertops, but when they go airborne, it’s an all out aerial assault on your goals for an insect-free household. And when they’re mistaken for termites, it can be momentarily heart-stopping, as the two insects looking incredibly similar at first glance.

05/01/2015

A giant flower beetle with an electronic backpack. (UC Berkeley / NTU Singapore)

Berkeley Researchers Turn Beetle Into Remote-Controlled Flying Cyborg

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley were able to remotely control a flying beetle with a high amount of precision by installing a tiny backpack with sophisticated electronics.

03/19/2015

tofu

San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility; Pigeons And Insects Cited

The owners of a San Francisco tofu company agreed in a consent decree filed in federal court Tuesday to cease operations until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determines the company is selling clean and sanitary food.

02/11/2015

Ants (photo credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

An image of cricket flour from the Bitty Foods website. (Bitty Foods)

Bay Area Startup Chirping Over Its Cricket Flour; High-Protein Insect Foods May Be On Cusp Of Wider Acceptance

A Bay Area startup company is hoping to get people hooked on high-protein foods made out of crickets.

08/04/2014

(Santa Clara Vector Control)

Bay Area Officials Warn Of West Nile Virus Threat As Mosquito Season Begins

A dead American crow recently found near the intersection of Danville Blvd. and Camille Pl. in Alamo tested positive for the disease.

04/26/2014

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

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