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Archive for February, 2019

Georgia Parents Arrested For Raising Their Children Within A Home Containing A Massive, Disgusting And Dangerous Roach Infestation

February 27th, 2019

Cockroach infestations are typically not tolerated by homeowners or tenants, as cockroaches are widely acknowledged as being the most unpleasant and disgusting of all arthropod home invaders. However, two parents from Augusta had no problem living within a home containing a massive cockroach infestation, and they did not seem to care how their children felt…

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200 US Marines Returning Home From Liberia In 2003 Contracted Malaria

February 26th, 2019

Malaria is the most common mosquito-borne disease in the world, making mosquitoes the most deadly animals in the world. Although most Americans assume that malaria is not a threat to people living in North America, it should be known that the disease is not limited to the continent of Africa. An American traveling in the…

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Criticism From Animal Welfare Groups Has Prompted Legislation Aimed At Recognizing And Protecting Spider Rights

February 21st, 2019

The issue of animal rights and the effort to stop the inhumane treatment of animals is generally recognized as a noble and important goal by most members of the public. When it comes to protecting animals from common acts of mistreatment and abuse, spiders may not the first animals that come to people’s minds, as…

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Enormous Bird-Eating Spiders Are Sometimes Eaten Raw And Some Believe That They Can Be Used To Predict Future Events

February 20th, 2019

When hearing the term “bird-spiders” many people probably think of the well known Goliath birdeater tarantula species, which is the largest spider species currently living. Bird-spiders belong to the Mygalomorphae suborder, and the Goliath bird eater is, indeed, a part of this order. Surprisingly, this suborder of huge tarantula spiders is comprised of 2,547 known…

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The Damage Wild Animals Inflict To Vehicles Can Be Hazardous, But Why Are Animal Pests Attracted To Vehicles In The First Place?

February 18th, 2019

Many people have heard that rats and mice can nest within cars where they inflict damage to the engine, usually the battery and electrical wiring. However, at it happens, finding entire families of squirrels, raccoons, or opossums within your car is not uncommon. Wild animals often turn to vehicles as a form of shelter during…

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The Science Of Bugs Was Founded By An Unlikely Figure

February 14th, 2019

The Science Of Bugs Was Founded By An Unlikely Figure It may be hard to believe, but the scientific field concerned with the study of bugs has not always been popular. This particular academic field of study is now referred to as “entomology”. Although many people may be well aware of the science of entomology,…

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Those Cute Wild Bunnies and Hares Eat Meat…Even Each Other

February 13th, 2019

We’ve always been told that those cute wild rabbits and hares are herbivores. I remember learning that in elementary school. Well, apparently, we were all grandly fooled by those cute critters, and they do in fact eat meat…and sometimes each other. While scientists did know that occasionally some herbivores will eat meat, a recent study…

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Organizations Representing The Spray Foam And Pest Control Industries Are Working Together To Prevent Termite Infestations Within Homes

February 12th, 2019

You may recall seeing online articles last summer that described how spray foam insulation can make termite-detection more difficult for professional pest controllers. This blog also described how the popularity of spray foam is making the lives of pest controllers and inspectors more difficult. Officials with popular pest control organizations and their publications, such as…

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The Economic Cost Of Termite Damage Is High In Northern US Regions Where Residents Assume Termites Are Not Active

February 11th, 2019

It is well known that termite activity is high in relatively warm southern regions of the United States. However, many people living in the north assume that their homes are immune to termite attacks. This assumption is based on the widespread belief that termites cannot survive in the cold northern US climate, but this assumption…

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Are There Any Dangerous Centipede Species Within North America?

February 7th, 2019

Just like millipedes, centipedes are arthropods that belong to the chilopoda class. There currently exists over 3,000 documented species of centipede, but experts believe that as many as 8,000 species exist within the world. Centipedes possess between 30 and 100 legs, depending on the species. In North America, the most common centipede is the house-centipede,…

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February 2019