Archive for July, 2018
Disease-Carrying Ticks May Have Migrated To Alaska
We all know that ticks are a threat to many Americans, and they are becoming more threatening with each passing year. It is well known that tick populations are most abundant with the American northeast, and they are becoming increasingly problematic in the south, the Midwest and the northwest. Although populations of disease-carrying ticks may…Read More
How Does A “Structural Entomologist” Protect A Home From Termite Damage?
After high school, most young adults do not know what they want to spend their lives doing. Choosing a career is one of the most challenging aspects of life, but if you are one of those people who either really likes or really hates termites, then you might want to give “structural entomology” a shot.…Read More
The Insects That Can Live In Your Hair
For many people, creepy-crawlies like insects and spiders are an unfortunate aspect of life. It is not uncommon to find bugs in the strangest of places during the summer season. Finding insects in your shower, for example, certainly qualifies as an unpleasant discovery, but it is the insects that we find on our bodies that…Read More
How And Why Do Grasshoppers Produce Chirping Sounds?
There exists a variety of insects that are capable of producing sounds that are audible to human ears. Such insects include crickets, cicadas and grasshoppers. These noisy insects are common in just about every region of America, so everyone is familiar with their sounds. However, many people cannot accurately match the insect with the sounds…Read More
Formosan Subterranean Termites Have Spread To Lexington, South Carolina For The First Time Ever
Formosan subterranean termites are one of the few invasive termite species that inhabit the United States. Ever since the Formosan termite was discovered in eastern Texas back in the 1960s, the species has ravaged homes and buildings all across the Gulf Coast, most notably in Louisiana and Florida. Shortly before the turn of the millenium,…Read More
Termites That Can Eat Homes At Ten Times The Normal Rate Are Appearing In South Carolina
If you fancy yourself an insect expert, then you must surely be familiar with the Formosan subterranean termites. This termite species, which hails from Asia, is well known for its uniquely destructive capacities. Formosan termites are often cited by experts as being the most destructive termite species in the world. These termites damage both structures…Read More
A Bio-Security Crisis Has Occurred In Fiji Over Termites That May Have Originated From America
A Bio-Security Crisis Has Occurred In Fiji Over Termites That May Have Originated From America During the years of 2009 and 2010 the island country of Fiji located near Australia suffered repeated termite attacks to homes, public schools and numerous other buildings. These attacks are still occurring in Fiji, but on a much smaller scale.…Read More
A Cockroach Mother And Her 25 Offspring Were Found Alive Within A Man’s Ear Canal
Every once in a while, a person will visit the emergency room in order to have a cockroach removed from his/her ears. As it turns out, it is not uncommon for cockroaches to enter people’s ears while they sleep. Numerous people have fallen victim to this unfortunate circumstance, but one man recently reported to an…Read More
Can Termites Of Different Species Reproduce?
Social insects generally reproduce at rapid rates. Termites are known for having highly populated colonies. Many colonies can contain up to fifty thousand individual termites or more. Formosan subterranean termite colonies can contain millions of termites. Termite reproduction occurs during swarming season. Theoretically, if two different termite species swarm in the same location simultaneously, individual…Read More
A Man Is Being Accused Of Animal Cruelty After Killing A Cockroach In A Homemade Electric Chair
If you think that cockroaches are a problem in America, then you should try living in a country that is located within the tropics. Cockroach populations are at their highest in tropical regions, so you would think that people living within these regions would be used to cockroaches by now. However, a recent news story…Read More