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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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Do Termites Ever Resort To Cannibalism?

February 15th, 2019

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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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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Strange Physical Reactions To Insect And Spider Bites

February 8th, 2019

When it comes to sustaining venomous stings from insects, most people know what symptoms to expect. For most people who do not have an allergy to insect venom, the worst consequence of an insect sting is the pain that inevitably results. For people that do have an allergy to insect venom, a venomous insect bite…

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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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Raccoon Shenanigans Abound

February 6th, 2019

Raccoons seem to be making the news quite a lot lately, with stories of these critters doing strange things and getting themselves caught up in trouble popping up all over the country. These guys must want some attention because they are certainly getting themselves into some weird shenanigans recently. Of course, while they are a…

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Rats Are Taking Over Jackson County

February 5th, 2019

Rats have always been a problem for humans. From the medieval period when they spread the bubonic plague to modern day America, rats have always been a pest to humans. For the most part people in larger cities have to deal with the worst rat problems, such as New York City where you can see…

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