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What Happens When A Bee Colony Loses Its Queen?

October 31st, 2017

What Happens When A Bee Colony Loses Its Queen? Can a bee colony survive without a queen? The answer is “no”. Of course, every bee colony must have a queen, but you may not realize how important the queen is for the health of a colony. The queen ensures that worker bees are working for…

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The West Nile Virus Can Cause Permanent Paralysis In Younger People

October 30th, 2017

The West Nile Virus Can Cause Permanent Paralysis In Younger People The West Nile virus has been spreading among citizens of the United States for almost twenty years now, and to this day no vaccines or effective treatment options have become available to those who are infected. Lately, the West Nile virus has been infecting…

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A Devastating Insect Pest Is Getting Closer To American Crops

October 27th, 2017

A Devastating Insect Pest Is Getting Closer To American Crops Insect pests have always been a problem for agricultural workers, and now another pest may start infecting potatoes in the United States. Experts in southern Alberta, Canada have recently noticed an increase in an unwanted type of insect known as a potato psyllid. Potato psyllids…

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Brown Recluse Spiders Invade A Home Causing The Owners To Abandon The Property

October 26th, 2017

Brown Recluse Spiders Invade A Home Causing The Owners To Abandon The Property Halloween is in just a few days, and one home in Missouri would make for an ideal haunted house. We have all found spiders in our homes before, and many of us are never pleased to see them. Luckily, most of the…

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Researchers Have Finally Developed A Zika Vaccine

October 25th, 2017

Researchers Have Finally Developed A Zika Vaccine It may sound too good to be true, but researchers have recently developed a vaccine to fight the Zika virus. This vaccine is the first to effectively cure a person of the Zika virus. Obviously Zika is not as devastating this year as it was last year in…

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Watch For Signs of Rodents This Fall and Winter

October 24th, 2017

Watch For Signs of Rodents This Fall and Winter Bug Busters USA encourages public awareness of rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, October 22-28, 2017 As the weather gets cooler, rodents like mice and rats look for warmth inside of homes. In fact, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) estimated 45 percent of rodent issues occur…

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An Alteration In Just Two Genes Made Life Much Easier For One Species Of Water Strider

October 23rd, 2017

An Alteration In Just Two Genes Made Life Much Easier For One Species Of Water Strider The name “water striders” may not sound familiar to you, but these are insects that you have likely seen a few times in the past. Water striders are aptly named as they are capable of traveling over the surface…

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US Government Agencies Are Holding Up Plans To Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

October 19th, 2017

US Government Agencies Are Holding Up Plans To Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into the environment is a controversial method of mosquito-borne disease prevention. After all, mosquitoes are pests and the last thing that public health officials want is an increase in mosquito populations. However, the science behind this particular disease prevention…

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The First Locally Transmitted Case Of Zika To Occur In The USA Since The Start Of Summer Has Been Confirmed

October 18th, 2017

The First Locally Transmitted Case Of Zika To Occur In The USA Since The Start Of Summer Has Been Confirmed Everyone is grateful about the fact that the Zika virus is not infecting people at the rate that it did last year. Even some of the most Zika affected areas in the world, such as…

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A Bedbug Infestation At A Hotel Nets One Family More Than Half A Million Bucks

October 16th, 2017

Hotel rooms may be dirty, but nobody likes thinking about that. As long as a hotel room is well kept up and the sheets are washed, then a hotel guest cannot complain. We have all stayed at hotels or motels that were not as fancy as the ritz, but at least the hotel rooms have…

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