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Archive for January, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil Is Not The Only Celebrity Groundhog

January 31st, 2017

When it comes to listing your favorite celebrity groundhogs, you will find that the list is pretty short. However, there is, of course, Punxsutawney Phil, which is the groundhog that serves as the non-speaking spokesmen for the Groundhog Day celebrations. But maybe good ole’ Phil is old news as he is not the only groundhog…

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BUG BUSTERS USA Earns Mark of Excellence in Pest Management

January 30th, 2017

BUG BUSTERS USA Earns Mark of Excellence in Pest Management BUG BUSTERS USA, a pest management company with 33 years in business, has earned the QualityPro Certification, the mark of excellence in pest management. Becoming a QualityPro Certified company means that BUG BUSTERS USA has taken extraordinary steps to ensure that consumers can rely on…

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Can A Spider Hold Its Breath?

January 27th, 2017

Some people are under the silly impression that a spider can hold its breath in order to avoid inhaling toxic fumes from your can of Raid. The relationship between insects and insecticides is not comparable to humans and mustard gas. For example, most household bug-sprays work by killing the bugs on contact, and not by…

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Managed Bees Make Diseases Within Bee Populations Much Worse

January 26th, 2017

There are “wild” bees and “managed” bees. Wild bees are, of course, the bees that dwell entirely outdoors and without being pestered by human intervention. Managed bees are bees that are bred through human manipulation and are meant to be shipped to bee deprived areas around the globe. It sounds like this is a good…

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Voles Console Each Other – Evidence of Animal Empathy

January 25th, 2017

A recent study on voles revealed that when one vole is distressed, other voles will immediately begin to console their stressed buddy for a good ten minutes. This leads scientists to argue that this is a sign that animals, or at least voles, can experience empathy. Many are quick to shoot down this claim, but…

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Why You Should Never Have a Raccoon as a Pet

January 24th, 2017

Raccoons don’t normally come to mind when I think of animals people keep as pets, but apparently a number of people out there think that having a raccoon for a pet would be fun. Let me stop you right where you are, and tell you that is a very bad idea, so just forget about…

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Lyme Disease Has Been Found In Nine US National Parks

January 23rd, 2017

Lyme disease causes a near perpetual flu-like state with varying degrees of severity, so it is tragic when we hear about people becoming infected with this disease. However, it is nice to know that the ticks responsible for spreading Lyme disease only exist in the upper Midwestern and northeastern portions of the United States. Well,…

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Woman Suffers Heart Attack In Response To A Spider Attack

January 20th, 2017

Everyone has been told repeatedly by experts that spiders cannot cause death, except in very rare circumstances. That may very well be true, but the fact is, people do indeed die in response to spider bites, even if the spider bite itself, or the venom, did not cause death. A woman had just finished celebrating…

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Can Spiders Enter Homes Through Drains?

January 19th, 2017

It seem like we have all had experienced seeing a creepy bug in the shower, but how did it get there? Some people believe that the bugs that they find in their bathrooms must have accessed the room through the shower drain, or the sink drain, or worst of all, the toilet. So can bugs…

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What Time Of Year Sees The Greatest Number Of Spiders

January 18th, 2017

Many people think that spiders are at their most numerous and active during the summer, especially the late summer. However, it is August and September that see the least amount of insects. Very few spiders will have fully matured by the time late summer rolls around. The orb-weaving spider as well as many house spiders…

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January 2017