Archive for August, 2017
A Rare Mosquito Borne Disease Returns
A Rare Mosquito Borne Disease Returns Hopefully you have never contracted a mosquito-borne disease. You, most likely, have not, but you can likely name a few. There is, of course, the West Nile virus, which is making a comeback this year, and has already infected at least one individual within the United States. There is…Read More
Sexually Starved Spiders Invading Your Home!?
Sexually Starved Spiders Invading Your Home!? It is officially spider mating season, so you might want to be on the lookout for randy spiders (probably male) invading your home in search of females. Spiders so big that they can literally set off your burglar alarm are heading indoors on the hunt for some spider lovin’.…Read More
Birds Are Being Dispatched To Eat Entire Tick Populations
Birds Are Being Dispatched To Eat Entire Tick Populations We all know that ticks are a serious public health threat in the northeast portion of the United States, but what can be done about this problem? Ticks are very small, and they carry a number of diseases that infect park goers frequently. Well, according to…Read More
Sentricon termite Colony Elimination
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The West Nile Virus Has Infected An Individual In South Carolina
The West Nile Virus Has Infected An Individual In South Carolina Last year Americans were concerned about the spread of the Zika virus. However, it seems that Zika is not the mosquito-borne disease to fear these days, as infection rates in America have sharply decreased. Surprisingly, the virus to fear now is the West Nile…Read More
Can Termites Damage Recreational Vehicles?
Can Termites Damage Recreational Vehicles? Termite damage is always costly, especially when they damage hardwood floors. Termite infestations are feared by homeowners for good reason, but termite damage is not just limited to the wood in homes. Termites can also damage recreational vehicles (RVs). It may be surprising to know that termites can damage living…Read More
Every State In America Employs A Bee Detective
Every State In America Employs A Bee Detective We may not hear about it much anymore, but for years the news media was seemingly flooded with stories about dropping bee populations. There are many species of bees in the world, but honeybees are the most important to many people, such as farmers, government representatives, and…Read More
Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer
Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose…Read More
Do Solar Eclipses Make Bugs Do Strange Things?
In case you do not know, we are due for a solar eclipse. On August 21st a solar eclipse will occur. Seeing a solar eclipse, especially for the first time ever, can be fun even for those of you with no interest in astronomy. When solar eclipses occur, the suns’ rays are obviously blocked by…Read More
New Invasive Insect Threatens America
Last year farmers and agricultural professionals were stumped as to what was killing so much Roseau cane, a tall grass-like plant that grows all over the world. In the United States Roseau cane grows around the mouth of the Mississippi river. After a few months, the reason for the mass death of these plants was…Read More