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Naked Mole Rats are…Interesting

December 30th, 2020

Naked mole rats are one of the weirdest mammalian species out there, even when you take out the fact that they are completely hairless. They have a very high pain tolerance, can survive 20 minutes without any oxygen, they do not age, and they are immune to cancer. As if that wasn’t enough to make…

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These Ants Have Jaws That Are Designed Like Bear-Traps

December 27th, 2020

Ants are not the most fascinating of insects. They are tiny, and you have probably inadvertently killed more of them than you could ever count. However, ants are an amazingly diverse group of insects. Some ants can cause serious pain with their bites, whereas other ants can tunnel through the ground with an efficiency that…

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The 411 on Grey Squirrels

December 23rd, 2020

How Dangerous Is A Grey Squirrel Infestation? Have you ever heard something making noise in your attic at night? Well, you might just have a squirrel infestation, and as cute as they may seem to be, squirrels can be incredibly destructive pests. Exterminators get thousands of call-outs for squirrels every year, because they can cause…

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How To Keep Out Pests During Storms

December 14th, 2020

Particularly bad storms can result in raised water levels and damaged nests for many pests, who will then start looking for a new shelter, and this shelter can often be someone’s home. This is why it’s important to pest-proof your home if you live in an area with occasional harsh storms and hurricanes. In this…

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How Did a Mouse Get Into My House?

December 11th, 2020

Mice love your home for many of the same reasons you do. It’s warm, charming, safe and convenient. It’s a great place to raise a family, and it’s a great place for mice to breed. Your home has everything a mouse needs to survive: food, shelter and water. The National Pest Management Association estimates that…

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Tips To Make Sure Wildlife Stays in The Wild

December 9th, 2020

Tips To Make Sure Wildlife Stays in The Wild: 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…

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Where Are Bed Bugs Most Often Found?

December 8th, 2020

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…

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Strange Physical Reactions To Insect And Spider Bites

December 4th, 2020

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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