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Archive for August, 2016

The Enemy Hiding Within Your Home – House Spiders

August 30th, 2016

You would think your home is a safe haven from the dangers of the outside world, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Within your walls live many different types of house spiders, many of which have venomous and lethal bites. Knowing how to identify them could literally save your life, and most live is very…

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Bed Bug Doppelgangers

August 29th, 2016

Bed bugs are everyone’s worst nightmare. Just the thought of possibly having a bed bug infestation can cause people to go into full blown panic mode. However, because we have such a paralyzing fear of them, sometimes we see bed bugs when they’re not actually there. There are a number of insects that look almost…

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Bed Bugs Were An Indirect Cause Of A Local Blaze

August 29th, 2016

Local firefighters responded to a blazing fire at a shed just feet away from a hotel. The hotel was dangerously close to being engulfed in flames, however, the fire responders were able to cut through a chain link fence and extinguish the fire before it claimed the hotel. What caused this fire? Why bed bugs…

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Mad Scientists Create Three-Eyed Cyclops Beetle

August 26th, 2016

Most people are familiar with the stereotype of the “mad scientist”. They tend to have crazy hair that sticks out in every direction, are known to laugh maniacally every so often, and are fond of creating monstrous abominations through genetic experimentation. Of course, most people also know that they died out with Joseph Mengele…or did…

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The Dangers Of Keeping Spiders As Pets

August 25th, 2016

There is a very odd group of people in this world who like, or would like, to keep giant hairy spiders as pets, and even play with them by letting them crawl all over their bodies. Now I understand dogs, and even cats, but keeping spiders as pets is possibly the most terrible idea that…

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Save Yourself From Scabies!

August 24th, 2016

Save Yourself From Scabies! Scabies is an unpleasant skin condition to say the least. You get a horrible rash with pimple-like bumps, and the itching is almost unbearable. But, I think what really makes it a nightmare is the knowledge that it’s not just caused by some infection or virus, but rather an insect called…

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How Hemlock Wooly Adelgids Spread is Finally Discovered!

August 23rd, 2016

The hemlock wooly adelgid is one destructive little pest. They kill hundreds of thousands of trees in the U.S. every year, and are a major issue that experts having been trying to control for years now. The biggest question circulating is how these little critters are able to get around, spreading vast distances to destroy…

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Beetle Bracelets, Nightcrawler Necklaces, and Silver Slug Rings! Oh My!

August 22nd, 2016

Insects might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of expensive couture jewelry, but there’s a new trend emerging among the fashion icons (dictators…) of the world. High fashion designers such as Gucci are putting the spotlight on insect inspired jewelry, modeling their pieces on insects such as bees,…

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How Climate Affects A Spider’s “Personality”

August 19th, 2016

When we think of spiders we do not think of them as being rich with personality. Spiders are more like mindless organisms that live for nothing more than satisfying their instinctual needs. However, a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believe that spiders do indeed have personality, and what…

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Don’t Room With Bed Bugs This Fall

August 18th, 2016

Bug Busters USA Back to School Bed Bug Advice for College Students As college students prepare to return to campuses nationwide, many plan to bring secondhand furniture including mattresses, futons, dressers, couches and more. As bags are being packed, and students begin to move in, Bug Busters USA is urging students in the Southeast United…

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August 2016