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Zika Has Not Resulted In One Single Case Of Microcephaly In Singaporean Babies

November 30th, 2017

Zika Has Not Resulted In One Single Case Of Microcephaly In Singaporean Babies We all remember when news about the Zika virus dominated headlines. During the summer of 2016 the world became aware of the devastating consequences that result from Zika infection. For most people the virus was not a concern, but pregnant women were…

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Bill Gates Once Released A Swarm Of Mosquitoes On Wealthy Businessmen

November 29th, 2017

Bill Gates Once Released A Swarm Of Mosquitoes On Wealthy Businessmen You have probably heard of TED Talks before. These “talks” consist of a well educated presenter educating an audience on a matter that falls within the presenter’s area of expertise. For example, Stephen Hawking could conduct a great TED Talk on black holes. Ted…

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A Renowned Scientist Draws Attention To An Amazing Termite Mound On Twitter

November 27th, 2017

A Renowned Scientist Draws Attention To An Amazing Termite Mound On Twitter Termites are not the most interesting of animals as far as most people are concerned. This is largely due to how tiny termites are in body size. We humans only seem to notice termites when they are chewing away at expensive houses or…

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An Invasive Insect Pest Has Returned To California For The First Time In 20 Years

November 24th, 2017

An Invasive Insect Pest Has Returned To California For The First Time In 20 Years Since the state of California is so large in size, there is plenty of land available for crop production. The crops in California are not only keeping America fed, but the whole world gets a share of the agricultural products…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd, 2017
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An Apartment Collapses Due To Termite Infestations And Owner Negligence

November 21st, 2017

An Apartment Collapses Due To Termite Infestations And Owner Negligence Typically a termite infestation will be noticed and eradicated before its consequences become catastrophic; like the collapse of an apartment building, for example. Termite damage rarely becomes extensive enough to result in structural collapses. Unfortunately in Sherman, Texas this very thing recently occurred. A woman…

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Falling Temperatures Draw Wild Animals In And Around Homes

November 20th, 2017

Bug Busters USA and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offer the following prevention tips for homeowners to ensure wildlife stays in the wild as the season changes: Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens. Install a mesh cover or cap over chimneys. Cover exhaust fan openings, soffit and attic vents, and…

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A Mushroom–Like Plant Is Pollinated By A Strange Insect And Other Creatures

November 17th, 2017

A Mushroom–Like Plant Is Pollinated By A Strange Insect And Other Creatures Pollination is so important to the world economy that a global crisis would ensue if pollinating bugs were to disappear. We all know that flying insects such as honeybees and bumblebees are major plant pollinators. However, it would be a mistake to assume…

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Can Termites Consume A Tree’s Bark?

November 16th, 2017

Can Termites Consume A Tree’s Bark? In the past this blog has mentioned how mulch can attract termites. But what about mulch that consists entirely of tree bark? Do some types of bark attract termites more than other types? Which bark mulch should be used for landscaping if termites are a concern? There are some…

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Global Trade Is Causing Forest Insect Pests To Spread Around The Planet

November 15th, 2017

Global Trade Is Causing Forest Insect Pests To Spread Around The Planet Humans have classified different spans of time during earth’s history with certain names. Some of these names include the jurassic era, the cretaceous era and the Anthropocene era. These classifications are necessary, as life on earth has existed for over one billion years…

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