Archive for October, 2018
How Did Civil War Soldiers Avoid Eating Insect-Infested Foods?
Serving as a soldier in any war seems like a nightmare, and this is especially true for wars fought decades ago when casualty rates were dramatically high on all sides. Avoiding enemy fire in the midst of war seems challenging, but surprisingly, many soldiers from past wars had to worry about their food more than…Read More
Squirrel Killings Have Residents Of One Connecticut Neighborhood Mystified And Disturbed
During the month of October, shortly before Halloween arrives, it becomes acceptable for people to indulge their darker curiosities. At any other time of the year, watching documentaries about Jack the Ripper or “the real life Hannibal Lecter” may strike your friends and family as strange, to say the least. However, Halloween allows people to…Read More
Where Are Bed Bugs Most Often Found?
Given their common name, you would not think that there would be any mystery concerning where bed bugs can be found. After all, they are called “bed bugs”, so they infest beds, right? While bed bugs are often found in beds, and most bites occur while humans are in bed, bed bugs can actually be…Read More
A New Advanced Type Of Rocket Fuel Has Been Developed By Termite Researchers
Termites are more than just destroyers of homes. In fact, a relatively small amount of termite species are considered pests to structures, and unless a termite species is invasive to a particular region, it could be said that all termite species are beneficial. When it comes to the benefits that termites provide, most people would…Read More
Frayed Wires? A Rodent Could Be The Culprit
Bug Busters USA shares advice for avoiding mice and rats during Rodent Awareness Week Car and house wiring issues can be expensive and sometimes downright dangerous. Believe it or not, rodents like mice and rats could be the culprits behind the damage. While many people are aware of the health risks posed by rodents spread,…Read More
How Did Fire Ants Arrive In America?
For the past several decades, the amount of humans who have died as a result of fire ant bites has been increasing dramatically. Ants are not typically associated with ferocity, aggressiveness or attacks on humans, but for the past 80 years, America has become a breeding ground for a particularly dangerous ant species that is…Read More
Cambodians Love Their Tarantulas So Much They Might Just Wipe Out This Eight-Legged Delicacy
While we in America are being slowly convinced and coddled into trying insect cuisine, in other parts of the world eating these critters is so popular that they are actually over-harvesting their supply of them and may lose these coveted treats for good. In Cambodia the tarantula is such a popular treat that they are…Read More
Bees Mysteriously Become Silent During Solar Eclipses
Humans have always been fascinated by the movements of celestial bodies, and this is especially true when it comes to a total solar eclipse. Unlike a partial solar eclipse, a total eclipse completely blots out the sun’s rays, making the sun-lit portion of the earth as dark as night for a short period of time.…Read More
Wildlife Prevention Tips!
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 tops of window wells. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows. Keep tree limbs cut back 6 to 8 feet from the roofline…Read More
Interactive Pest & Insect Games For Kids
Love games? Play the interactive insect and pest games, or try to ace our quizzes on bug trivia. Mysterious and exciting, the world of pests challenges us to understand what attracts them to our homes and yards. Test your pest knowledge and skills with these insect and bug games for kids of all ages! Bug…Read More