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Archive for March, 2016

Critter Cereal?

March 31st, 2016

Critter Cereal? Youtube has revolutionized the way people share their lives. People are able to rise to fame a fortune by simply uploading a video of their cute cat. Today one man gained fame, but it wasn’t for anything remotely cute. The man, only known by his youtube username Justinjale, sat down to breakfast expecting…

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New Fashion Statement

March 30th, 2016

New Fashion Statement Everyone is familiar with spray on bug repellent, but did you know that there are insect repellent clothes? The military has been using insect repellent clothes called Insect Shield since 2002. This apparel boldly goes where no repellent has gone before, with a repellent blended with the actual fabric that lasts as…

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Spider Super Glue

March 29th, 2016

Spider Super Glue Professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech Brent Opell has put together a research team to study the glue spiders create for their webs. Spiders create this glue when the glycoproteins secreted from their abdomen interact with the atmosphere. Scientists want to use this glue to create better, more environmentally friendly adhesives.…

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Pest Q & A

March 28th, 2016

What makes homes attractive to pests? Pests are attracted to food, water and shelter. Exclusion techniques and removing food and water sources will help deter pests. Simple measures such as keeping food in sealed containers and cleaning up after each meal to avoid leaving crumbs can help. Fix leaky pipes and drains to ensure that…

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You Can Fly how long?

March 25th, 2016

You Can Fly how long? Researchers have just discovered the insect that makes the longest trek away from home when they migrate for the winter. The winner is under two inches long, has transparent wings…and is a dragonfly, specifically the Pantala flavescens, aka the wandering glider. These little guys travel an incredible 4,400 miles or…

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Revving Up for a Zika Virus Summer

March 24th, 2016

Revving Up for a Zika Virus Summer The Zika virus just keeps spreading to more and more people, with no definite end in sight. The CDC recently reported that the virus has now spread to Cuba, with the virus being spread from local mosquitos to humans. The latest count of U.S. citizens with the Zika…

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Tips for preventing pests at spring picnics, barbecues and other outdoor events

March 23rd, 2016

Bug Busters USA offers the following tips for preventing pests at spring picnics, barbecues and other outdoor events: Before the party, check all window screens and screen doors and repair any holes. As guests come in and out of your house, make sure the doors close behind them. Remove or drain any sources of standing…

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Atlanta Bed Bug Removal

March 22nd, 2016
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Eliminating the Culprit Behind the Zika Virus

March 21st, 2016

Eliminating the Culprit Behind the Zika Virus The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for two pilot projects to be formed to test two experimental ways to curb the mosquito population spreading the Zika virus. They believe that isolating the effective way to control the mosquito could have a huge impact on our ability to…

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The Fear of Chagas Disease

March 18th, 2016

The Fear of Chagas Disease In Ohio, there has recently been worry about Chagas disease being transmitted by kissing bugs. However, despite what you might have read or heard, you are not in significant danger in Ohio of getting this life-threatening disease from kissing bugs. In many parts of the world, the threat is real,…

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March 2016