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Archive for September, 2016

?Researchers Recruit Wasps To Help Locate Spiders

September 30th, 2016

American soil has been blessed with the first documented arrival of an exotic spider that researchers believed to be dwelling solely in Asian territories. The unique spider is called the “joro spider,” and so far it has been found only in Georgia, but researchers believe that the joro spider has migrated to other areas of…

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Another Pest Bites the Dust

September 29th, 2016

It is difficult to perfectly articulate the immense joy and satisfaction one can experience after annihilating a particularly annoying insect pest. I know, it sounds kind of barbaric, but anyone who says they don’t enjoy swatting a fly into oblivion or crushing a mosquito that has been biting you for hours is just plain lying.…

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Male Widow Spiders Enjoy A Better Love Life Than Previously Thought

September 28th, 2016

Female black widow spiders are notorious for their tendency to eat their mates after copulation, and the female black widow is not the only lady spider to feast on her mate. For example, two species that are closely related to the black widow–the Australian redback spider and the brown widow–often see their males eaten alive…

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Giant Ferocious Water Bug

September 27th, 2016

There are creatures other than sharks that you need to be afraid of when taking a dip in open waters. Actually, sharks don’t inhabit the giant water bug’s habitat, which is generally overgrown ponds, streams, and wetlands. In terms of their bite, there are numerous entomologists that consider it one of the most painful insect…

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How A Certain Type Of Beetle Is Able To Digest The Hardest Wood

September 26th, 2016

The longhorned beetle is able to digest hard wood even during the larval stage due to a particular type of a little known fungus located in its gut. Researchers believe that this discovery could lead to more effective ways of controlling the insect pest as well as adding to our understanding of how plant bio-mass…

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Could Zika Reach Alabama?

September 20th, 2016

The FDA has recently advised blood centers in Miami-Dade County to discontinue their blood-drives out of fear of causing a further spread of the Zika virus. Naturally many residents in neighboring Alabama are concerned that the virus will spread to their state as well. Despite this understandable fear, some experts believe that the risk of…

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Mass Anti-Mosquito Insecticide Is Finally Sprayed Over Miami

September 19th, 2016

Now that the Zika carrying mosquito has been located on Miami Beach, drastic measures must be taken to contain the virus. So far there have been fifty six transmissions of Zika in Florida, and the state has also seen five hundred and ninety six travel related cases of Zika. In response to the gradual worsening…

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How to Prevent Hitchhiking Bed Bugs

September 16th, 2016
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Be On The Look Out For The Devastating Cannibalistic Super Slugs

September 15th, 2016

slugs are notorious for being disrespectful of people’s well-kept gardens. However, there is no slug that can match the devastation that the remarkably awful Spanish slug can cause. These slugs are feared all over Europe, and they have been spotted in the United States as well. Once a gardener spots a group of these little…

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How To Prevent Insects From Invading Your Home

September 14th, 2016

Nobody likes seeing bugs in their home, but according to one entomologist, keeping bugs entirely out of people’s homes is an impossibility. According to Jeff Whitworth, an entomologist, people will always have to deal with bugs in their homes, but one way to reduce the number of bugs that we see in our homes is…

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September 2016