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
“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
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
Brood 2 Cicadas are Coming CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper, April 11, 2013
Spring Blooms, And So Do The Creepy Crawlies NPR: All Things Considered, April 06, 2013
State of Emergency: West Nile Virus Outbreak CBS This Morning, August 16, 2012
Best 4th of July Ever: How to Keep Bugs and Ants Away ABC Good Morning America, July 2, 2010
Give Mosquitoes the Smack Down ABC News, July 16, 2009
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.