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Archive for January, 2016

Monkey Beetles Business

January 29th, 2016

Monkey Beetles Business Monkey beetles are generally docile unassuming insects. They take shelter within the flowers that they pollinate, earning themselves a free home through their work of pollinating the flower. Everyone wins, and no one goes home sad. However, when mating season arrives, these guys turn into full-fledged warriors. Monkey beetle mating is no…

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The Zika Virus

January 28th, 2016

The Zika Virus A new virus has joined the ranks of dengue and yellow fever as the newest threat to humanity. The Zika virus, carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has broken out in a major way in Brazil, and now American tourists are carrying it back to the U.S. The virus exploded in the…

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Wasps Control Spider Zombies

January 27th, 2016

Wasps Control Spider Zombies Wasp attacks orb-weaving spider. Wasp makes spider her zombie slave. Zombie spider carefully nests wasp eggs until they hatch into baby wasp. Baby wasp eats now useless zombie spider slave. Is this for real? You bet it is. In Japan, scientists have found that the R. nielseni  wasp is able to…

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Latest Extinction

January 26th, 2016

Latest Extinction The world’s largest earwig, the St. Helena Giant Earwig, has officially been declared extinct. First discovered in 1798 by a Danish entomologist, the giant earwig could grow up to eight centimeters in length. Since it’s first being described it was actually largely forgotten until new specimens were found in 1913 and 1959. While…

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Tap Pest Control Insulation Tax Credit!

January 25th, 2016

The bipartisan act extends several energy provisions for both individuals and businesses, including insulation installation, through 2016 by way of the Code Sec. 25C residential energy property credit. The Act allows a credit of up to 10 percent of qualifying expenses, capped at $500. “This is a bold step for which we applaud members of…

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How to Make Your Residence a Bug-Free Zone

January 22nd, 2016

How to Make Your Residence a Bug-Free Zone With the recent cold weather more insects are trying to sneak stealthily into your nice, warm home to become your unofficial roommates. There are steps you can take to rid your house, well mostly, of insects, but it takes hard work, determination, and a true hatred of…

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Warm Weather Increases Pests

January 20th, 2016

Warm Weather Increases Pests With climate change comes increasingly warmer weather. Scientists are just now realizing that this warmer weather comes with a consequence, more and more insects. Studies have been done in the past about the ability of insects to adapt to different temperatures. Their ability to adapt is incredible, with insect population being…

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A Vacation to Remember!

January 19th, 2016

A Vacation to Remember! Two tourists from California are going to remember their New York City trip for years to come! But not in a good way… The two were staying in a NYC hotel (Astor on the Park Hotel on the Upper West Side) during their vacation when they were eaten alive by a…

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Going Out With a Bang

January 18th, 2016

Going Out With a Bang Periodical cicadas should be considered to the all-out partying rock stars of the insect world. They chill and do nothing but eat and rest for around 13 to 17 years. Then they emerge from their underground nests, making the loudest ruckus you’ve ever heard, mate like there’s no tomorrow…because there…

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Insect Hibernation Vastly Extends Lifespan

January 15th, 2016

Insect Hibernation Vastly Extends Lifespan Dr. Karl Joplin has been awarded $8,265 by the East Tennessee State University’s Research Development Committee to study insect diapause, a process similar to hibernation in mammals. Diapause is what helps insect survive during the freezing months of winter. However, diapause has a few distinct differences from hibernation that border…

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January 2016