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Why Do Roaches Have to Exist? Houston Entomologist Answers Your Bug Questions

Posted on · Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things — insects of all sizes and shapes. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We try to shed some entomological light on the situation with […]

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Buses, Business, and Bugs: Wednesday’s Show (May 25, 2016)

Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently delivered his first State of Mobility address, outlining his ideas for the future of transportation in Houston. He also addressed the need to encourage more residents to use public transportation, including the bus system. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear what the mayor had to say and then discuss […]

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Your Pest Control Questions Answered, from Mice to Fleas

Posted on · A while back, we explored the world of insects. That world is fascinating, but not always so wonderful. Especially when we’re talking about pests who invade your garden or home. Sometimes, you just need to eliminate such pests. Today, we welcome your questions for Houston-area exterminator Steve Durham, a board certified entomologist and President and Owner […]

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Answering Your Questions About Houston’s Bugs and Insects

Posted on · We welcome your questions about the wonderful and varied world of insects here in Houston. As the weather warms up, you might have spotted a few more creepy crawly creatures out and about — or on your windshield. Ever wondered “just what is that?” Well, we pose that — and all your bug-related questions — to […]

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Funding Roads, Insects, and Hacking: Thursday’s Show (May 14, 2015)

Posted on · Your gas tax dollars and vehicle registration fees are supposed to cover the cost of building and maintaining our road system here in Texas, but a public interest group out of Austin says that’s not the case. A new report from the Texas Public Interest Research Group says drivers actually pay for less than half […]

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New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

Posted on · Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas. We learn about the “sugarcane aphid” and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants. Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo Way, Professor of […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Posted on · There are a lot of paths to a quality education. While many may go straight from high school to a four year college, others enter the work force, or the military for a time, and then may return to school. Some attend trade schools or community colleges. Some never pursue higher education. An initiative launched […]