The Bug Guy is Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at The University of Maryland.
The Bug Guy
The Bug Guy is Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at The University of Maryland. He has written Bug of the Week for over ten years, and is a frequent guest bug expert for Good Morning America, NPR, and other news outlets. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, The Dr. Oz Show, Tyra Banks, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others.
All photographs and videos on Bug of the Week are copyright Michael J. Raupp unless otherwise noted.
Media Appearances by the Bug Guy
Tick talk: how to avoid the pests and the diseases they carry ABC2 WMAR Baltimore, April 12 2018
Get Ready. The Invasive Species are Coming.
WAMU: The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Mar 21, 2018
Preventing Beg bugs MPT’s ‘Direct Connection’ with Jeff Salkin, Jan. 15, 2018
Favorable weather ushers the stink bug’s big return WTOP by Mike Murillo, Oct. 11, 2017
How An Invasive Bug is Killing Off Our Region’s Ash Trees WAMU: The Kojo Nnamdi Show, July 13, 2017
“The Summer of Fear” – Mosquitoes, Zika & Other Summer Pests
MPT’s ‘Direct Connection’ with Jeff Salkin, June 27, 2016
Will Nixing Pesticides Preserve Maryland’s Bee Population? WAMU: The Kojo Nnamdi Show, April 25, 2016
Bees, Pollinators and Threats to Their Habitats WAMU: The Kojo Nnamdi Show, October 15, 2015
Mosquitoes: Swatting the Myths MPT Direct Connection Live with Jeff Salkin, August 3, 2015
How to Keep Ants and Other Pests out of your House NBC News Today, July 13, 2015
NatureX3: Emerald Ash Borer WYPR: Midday with Dan Rodricks, April 24, 2015
Bug Man on Campus University of Maryland TERP Magazine, February 2015
Think Before You Stink: Controlling BMSB Around the Home University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center, 2014
Mosquito Protection: Bite Them before They Bite You! University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center, 2013
Summer Pests: Bites and Stings, Pt. 3 The Dr. Oz Show, May 26, 2010
Invasive Bugs WAMU: The Kojo Nnamdi Show, July 15, 2014
Cicada Mania: The Entomologists’ ‘Super Bowl’ PBS Newshour, June 19, 2013
Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs The Diane Rehm Show, May 07, 2013
Spring Blooms, And So Do The Creepy Crawlies NPR: All Things Considered, April 06, 2013
A Primer On Mosquito Repellents NPR: All Things Considered (NPR), July 10, 2010
Fourth of July Tips for Keeping Bugs Away ABC News: Good Morning America, July 2, 2010
Books by the Bug Guy
26 Things That Bug Me, Second Edition
In this one-of-a-kind ABC, Mantie the Mantid introduces children to twenty-six of her colorful friends – who enjoy buzzing, crawling, flying, glowing, and eating creepy things for lunch! Distinguished entomologist Mike Raupp pairs charming verses with close-up color photographs of bugs from A to Z, and drawings by Jeff Kollins. For children five through eight.
Managing Insects and Mites on Woody Plants: An IPM Approach by John A. Davidson, Ph.D., and Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D.
The definitive source for managing insects and mites on woody plants, this book enables the user to quickly identify and research more than 145 different pests. This introduction to Integrated Pest Management will guide you through the process of developing and implementing an IPM program, including:
- Principles and components of Integrated Pest Management
- Elements involved in developing a program for landscape IPM
- Creation of a landscape site evaluation guide
- Agents of biological control
- Lifecycles of predatory insects
- Guidelines for managing populations of naturally occurring predators and parasites
- Pest monitoring
- Guide to insect and mite pests
- Pesticide use
- Identification, monitoring and control
Includes 240 color photos! Wire-bound, 198 pgs.