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The West Nile Virus Is The Deadliest Mosquito-Borne Disease In California

September 29th, 2017

The West Nile virus is continuing to claim human lives across the United States, especially in the state of California. Eight people within the state have now died from the virus this year. An eighty four year old woman named Julie Shepherd was the latest victim of the West Nile virus in California. Shepherd was…

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Researchers Finally Learn How The African Tsetse Fly Drinks Blood From Mammals

September 27th, 2017

It has long been known that the African tsetse fly (ATF) spreads a disease known as sleeping sickness, but that is not all. This fly’s bite is described as one of the most painful insect bites in the world. Despite the abundance of research that has been conducted concerning the disease that this fly causes…

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A Malaria Vaccine May Be Available Within A Couple Of Years

September 26th, 2017

A Malaria Vaccine May Be Available Within A Couple Of Years We have all heard of malaria and we are thankful that we do not have it. As far as mosquito-borne diseases are concerned, malaria may be the most deadly of them all. Malaria has been devastating certain regions of the world for a long…

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Bank Lenders Are Paying More Attention To Termite Damage In Homes

September 25th, 2017

Bank Lenders Are Paying More Attention To Termite Damage In Homes Many of us are either living in our own home, or are hoping to someday buy a home. Raising children as a homeowner is a simple and common desire for most young people. Everybody wants a piece of the American dream, but something you…

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Tomato Hornworms Are Insect Pests That You May Want To Avoid Killing In Some Cases

September 20th, 2017

Tomato Hornworms Are Insect Pests That You May Want To Avoid Killing In Some Cases If you take pride in your gardening skills, then you may have heard of the dreaded tomato hornworm. These “worms” are, in fact, large caterpillars that can devastate your tomato garden. These insect pests feed on any type of plant…

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The Americas May Be Confronted With A New Insect-Borne Disease

September 19th, 2017

The Americas May Be Confronted With A New Insect-Borne Disease Brazil has had enough problems with insect-borne diseases. Last year Zika ravaged their population. A record number of newborns were born with microcephaly as a result of the widespread sexually transmitable virus. It must be remembered that when Brazil is at risk for disease outbreaks,…

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Gribbles Are The Termites Of The Sea

September 18th, 2017

Gribbles Are The Termites Of The Sea If you think that your wood-made boat is safe from wood-eating creatures while at sea, then there is a chance that you may be sadly wrong. Everyone knows that termites are land dwelling wood-eaters that cost billions in economic damage every year. However, living on a houseboat will…

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A Woman Was About To Eat Her Oatmeal When She Discovered Weevils In Her Bowl

September 13th, 2017

Tesco is a company that sells food products to many different countries around the world, mostly European countries. Tesco was founded, and is headquartered, in the United Kingdom. Tesco is one of the world’s largest grocery store chains. This is why one elderly woman was surprised to find that her Tesco-brand oatmeal was infested with…

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Are Termites The Only Types Of Insects That Infest Firewood?

September 12th, 2017

Are Termites The Only Types Of Insects That Infest Firewood? Bringing firewood into your home is a great way to start an in-home termite infestation. This is why firewood should be checked thoroughly before taking it indoors. Once the firewood is indoors it should be stacked somewhere that is far from wood-made objects. However, termites…

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The Endangered Hermit Beetle Is Being Tracked By A Trained Dog

September 11th, 2017

The Endangered Hermit Beetle Is Being Tracked By A Trained Dog There are many insects around the world that are currently considered endangered. Most of these insects are nearing extinction as a result of environmental hazards. Sometimes insects simply go extinct for natural reasons. However, in most cases insects become extinct as a result of…

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