Archive for July, 2017
Have You Ever Been Bitten By A Flying Insect That You Could Not See?
Have You Ever Been Bitten By A Flying Insect That You Could Not See? We have all sustained mosquito bites during the spring and summer months, but have you ever noticed a mosquito bite, but did not remember ever being bitten? It is certainly possible for a mosquito to bite a person only to fly…Read More
Pests and Allergies
Bug Busters USA recommends the following tips for safeguarding homes against pests that cause asthma and allergies: Keep food sealed and stored properly, and clean kitchen floors and counters daily. Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers. Seal cracks and holes in homes, including entry points for utilities and pipes and in screen…Read More
Does Plant Pollination Occur By Chance? Or Is It Insect-Instinct?
Does Plant Pollination Occur By Chance? Or Is It Insect-Instinct? We all know that bees are popular for pollinating plants, but bees are far from being the only animals to pollinate. In fact, some pollinating animals are not even insects. For example, some types of birds and bats are known to pollinate certain types of…Read More
The Truth About Chiggers
The Truth About Chiggers There are very few entomologists in the world, so it is understandable that some bugs get confused with others. But sometimes these common misunderstandings can lead to dangerous situations. For example, a dangerous bug’s name could sound like a harmless bug’s name when being pronounced. One example would be the harmless…Read More
What kind of a web is that?
What kind of a web is that? I’ve seen random debris get stuck in a spider’s web before. I mean it’s bound to happen at some point, right? Usually, however, I believe these stray pieces of stuff get caught in webs by accident. It’s not like a spider would actually go out and pick up…Read More
Zika-Free Bermuda Becomes Hottest Vacation Destination for Pregnant Women
Zika-Free Bermuda Becomes Hottest Vacation Destination for Pregnant Women The Zika virus may not be conquering the world quite as strongly as it did last summer, but it is still a major concern for women, especially pregnant or soon-to-become-pregnant women. Zika has invaded some of the hottest places people used flock to for a sun-filled,…Read More
Pest Profile: German Cockroach
The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. German cockroaches can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year. The German cockroach can fit through an opening as small as 3/8 inch in width. Pest Stats Color Light brown to tan, with two dark, almost parallel stripes located on…Read More
Bed Bug Signs!
Some common signs of bed bugs include: Pepper-like stains on fabric-covered items Molted bed bug skins The bugs themselves in various life stages White eggs and empty egg casings All travelers should thoroughly inspect the room for the presence of these bed bug indicators upon arriving at their intended destination. This includes pulling back the…Read More
More Insect-Based Foods Are Reaching Grocery Store Shelves
It is difficult to surf the Internet these days without encountering an article that touts the benefits of edible insects. It is quickly becoming common knowledge that insects have been regarded as food by many cultures around the world. Many countries, especially Asian countries, embrace many different types of insects as legitimate sources of nutrition.…Read More