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Do Termites Ever Resort To Cannibalism?

December 29th, 2017

Do Termites Ever Resort To Cannibalism? Cannibalism is a well known aspect of insect and arachnid life. Many insects are genetically geared towards cannibalism, while many others are just too lazy to find other sources of food. Cannibalism is not a bad idea for insects and spiders since nutrients are plentiful in members of the…

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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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Insects That Are Categorized As “Generalists” Are The Most Intelligent

December 22nd, 2017

Insects That Are Categorized As “Generalists” Are The Most Intelligent There are many blog articles on the internet about insect intelligence. Many of these articles attempt to argue in favor of one group of insects as being the most intelligent of all insects. Many people are interested to know just how smart some bugs can…

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Some Insect Pests Contribute To The Growth Of Deadly Toxins Found In Crop-Mold

December 21st, 2017

Some Insect Pests Contribute To The Growth Of Deadly Toxins Found In Crop-Mold You were probably already aware of several different ways in which insect pests harm the agricultural industry as well as consumers. Now you can add another damaging aspect of crop pests to your memory. Recent research has revealed that insect pests can…

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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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Why Are So Many Paramedics Finding Bedbug infestations?

December 14th, 2017

Why Are So Many Paramedics Finding Bedbug infestations? It is no secret that bedbugs are becoming more and more problematic for all people around the world. Many people over the age of forty can remember a time when bedbugs were not an issue at all. Hopefully, at some point in the future bedbugs will cease…

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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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