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Mulberry Silk Can Kill Disease Carrying Mosquitoes

December 27th, 2017

Mulberry Silk Can Kill Disease Carrying Mosquitoes The recent Zika outbreaks have prompted scientists and public health officials to experiment with novel methods of mosquito control. One group of researchers recently created a biofilm that possesses antimicrobial properties and disease fighting capabilities. This biofilm may prove useful against diseases spread by the aedes aegypti aegypti…

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Rats! Cold Weather Drives Rodents Inside Vehicles

December 26th, 2017

Sneaking into cars is rather easy for rodents, as mice and rats can fit through holes as small as a dime and a quarter, respectively. Steering columns, vents, pedal shafts and other openings serve as the main access points into vehicles for these intruders. Upon gaining entry, rodents commonly use insulation as nesting material and…

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North Carolina’s Food Shortage Will Make Edible Insects A Necessity

December 20th, 2017

North Carolina’s Food Shortage Will Make Edible Insects A Necessity Citizens of the United States would like to believe that starvation levels of poverty don’t exist within their country’s borders. For the most part they would be right, as the US is a fully developed nation that is prosperous enough to keep its citizens fed.…

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The Chinese Government Is Concerned About The Growing Termite Population

December 19th, 2017

The Chinese Government Is Concerned About The Growing Termite Population If you think that termites are problematic for Americans, then you should pay a visit to the country of China. Between the years of 1935 and 1985 the amount of termites species discovered in China jumped from seventeen to two hundred and one. Many of…

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The Chinese Government Is Concerned About The Growing Termite Population

December 18th, 2017

The Chinese Government Is Concerned About The Growing Termite Population If you think that termites are problematic for Americans, then you should pay a visit to the country of China. Between the years of 1935 and 1985 the amount of termites species discovered in China jumped from seventeen to two hundred and one. Many of…

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Brown Recluse Bites Are Increasing, And One Bite Victim Nearly Died

December 13th, 2017

Brown Recluse Bites Are Increasing, And One Bite Victim Nearly Died We have all heard of brown recluse spiders, and most of you probably fear them. This fear is understandable, as these spiders are highly venomous and are also quite numerous in North America. Perhaps brown recluse spiders are even more numerous than you think,…

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Problematic Insects Are Often Hidden In Tropical Plants That Are Sold During The Winter

December 12th, 2017

Problematic Insects Are Often Hidden In Tropical Plants That Are Sold During The Winter Winter is obviously not the time of year when people want to venture outdoors. This means that people spend much more time indoors than they normally would. So why not spruce up your home? It does not come as a surprise…

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Drywood Termites Are Almost Never Visible, But They Can Be Heard

December 11th, 2017

Drywood Termites Are Almost Never Visible, But They Can Be Heard Here in the United States, subterranean termite infestations occur far more frequently than infestations of drywood termites. However, drywood termites are still a threat to property owners, as they cause millions of dollars in property damage each year. Drywood termite infestations are also rarely,…

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First Zika Case Of The Year Has Been Reported In Australia

December 7th, 2017

First Zika Case Of The Year Has Been Reported In Australia The Zika outbreaks of 2015-16 affected countries all around the globe. Obviously, countries located within the Americas, especially Brazil, were hit the hardest by Zika. But many Americans assume that some regions of the world were unaffected by the virus. Obviously, some countries located…

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Bed Bugs Book Their Own Travel Plans

December 6th, 2017

Bed Bugs Book Their Own Travel Plans The winter season is a great and common time for many families to travel, especially when they’re looking to swap frigid temperatures for warm and sunny escapes. Bug Busters USA and The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) remind those planning winter getaways to take the necessary precautions to…

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