Becky Maguire

WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center 2606 W. Pioneer Way Puyallup, WA 98371-4998 Phone: 253-445-4595 E-Mail Web Site   Extension Coordinator Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education Program Areas of Interest Entomology Integrated Pest Management in both agriculture and urban environments Education of Landscape Professionals in English and Spanish Extension Teaching Activities Insect Pest Management… » More ...

Newest Faculty Member

It is a pleasure to announce the Dr. David Crowder has accepted an offer to join the faculty of the Department of Entomology here at WSU. His primary assignments are in research and teaching. Dr. Crowder will begin his new duties on August 16. Congratulations David! » More ...

Insulin Signal Sensitivity

WSU News,  July 26, 2012 Pullman, WA PULLMAN, Wash. – In the animal kingdom, huge weapons such as elk antlers or ornaments like peacock feathers are sexy. Their extreme size attracts potential mates and warns away lesser rivals. Now researchers led by scientists at the University of Montana and Washington State University have discovered a… » More ...

State Prisoners Give Monarch Project Wings

July 2, 2012 by Nella Letizia, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences | WSU News WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Gilbert London stands in front of a blue plastic food storage barrel converted into a Monarch butterfly rearing cage. Inside, roughly two dozen opaque-green chrysalises hang from milkweed plants like living jewels. In roughly 10… » More ...

Arthropods: Insects that Live on Humans

WSU News, May 24  PULLMAN, Washington Imagine sitting down to a brown-bag lunch discussion and being handed a ponytailed head infested with lice eggs. The head is carved of wood, mind you, but the hair and eggs are very much real. Such was the scene at a recent lunch presentation by Washington State University entomologist… » More ...

Raising Queens

Spring 2012 by Hannelore Sudermann | Washington State Magazine Few things are as mysterious and amazing as the life of the queen bee, says bee breeder Sue Cobey. Just a few days after she hatches from her cell, the queen’s fertility is optimal and she has just a brief time to mate for the rest… » More ...

Endangered species

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2012 WSU News Commonly used herbicides seen as threat to butterflies PUYALLUP, Wash. - A Washington State University toxicologist has found that three commonly used herbicides can dramatically reduce butterfly populations. The research was aimed at possible effects on the Lange’s metalmark, an endangered species in northern California. But it has implications… » More ...