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Tick Season Is Always Bad In Tennessee, But This Summer Will Be Worse

March 30th, 2018

When we hear about tick-related dangers, illnesses or deaths, then we are likely hearing about an incident that occured in the northeast United States. Most people know by now that ticks are particularly well represented in the forests of the northeast. Lyme disease is most prevalent in this particular region. However, ticks are also a…

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Ants Held Up A Jet For Several Hours At A Canadian Airport

March 29th, 2018

Ants Held Up A Jet For Several Hours At A Canadian Airport If you heard about a plane flight being cancelled due to an insect infestation on board, which type of insect do you think would be the culprit in this situation? Most of you are probably thinking “bedbugs”, but this happens to be a…

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Date From Hell: Some Male Spiders Eat Females After Mating

March 26th, 2018

Date From Hell: Some Male Spiders Eat Females After Mating Most of us have heard of black widow females eating the males after they mate, but I’ve personally never heard of the opposite. Sexual cannibalism is a somewhat common practice seen in the insect and especially the spider world. This is the ultimate date from…

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The Acrobatic Bugs That May Eradicate An Invasive Plant Species Will Soon Be Released Into The Wild

March 23rd, 2018

The Acrobatic Bugs That May Eradicate An Invasive Plant Species Will Soon Be Released Into The Wild For researchers, developing chemicals that effectively eradicate invasive species is extremely hard to pull off. However, finding an insect that feeds on an invasive species is much easier. Releasing predators into the wild so that they may hunt…

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Cockroaches Avoid Eating Sweets In Order To Survive

March 22nd, 2018

Cockroaches Avoid Eating Sweets In Order To Survive These days many people around the world are becoming progressively more health conscious. Now that a variety of different foods can be accessed from your nearest grocery store, avoiding starvation is no longer a concern for most people. Now that food can be attained with minimal effort,…

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Ants And Aphids Enjoy A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

March 19th, 2018

Ants And Aphids Enjoy A Mutually Beneficial Partnership In the arthropod world it is not uncommon to find two different insect species indulging in a mutually beneficial relationship. These beneficial relationships do not always occur between two insects. For example, some termite species have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship with different fungal species for millions…

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A Termite Infested Museum May Now Contain Damaged Relics That Were Once Priceless

March 16th, 2018

A Termite Infested Museum May Now Contain Damaged Relics That Were Once Priceless Although termites can be problematic in regions as far north as Canada and Russia, the greatest diversity of termite species reside in tropical regions. Not surprisingly, termite species are particularly well represented on island countries and within rainforests. This makes the island…

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The Snakes That Decapitate Termites

March 15th, 2018

The Snakes That Decapitate Termites Termites are talented insects as they are capable of creating state of the art nesting mounds. However, individual termites are generally not the most aggressive of insects, and since termites are relatively small insects, they are forced to endure heavy predation. Several ant species are well known for being termite…

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An Elderly Woman Was Sent To A Cockroach-Infested Dump By The British Government

March 14th, 2018

An Elderly Woman Was Sent To A Cockroach-Infested Dump By The British Government In the United Kingdom social welfare programs provide housing for many homeless citizens who are physically unable to work. As you can imagine these British social welfare programs are largely used by the country’s elderly citizens. The United Kingdom is well known…

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Springtails Are Coming Out to Play

March 12th, 2018

Springtails Are Coming Out to Play Springtails, also referred to as snow fleas, are quite aptly named, as they make there appearance when winter is coming towards its end, the temperature is steadily rising, and spring is just on the horizon. During the rest of the year they live in the soil, under tree bark,…

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