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The Official Tree Of Key West Is A Termite Hotspot, But Residents And Officials Refuse To Have It Removed

May 21st, 2018

The Official Tree Of Key West Is A Termite Hotspot, But Residents And Officials Refuse To Have It Removed The vast majority of termite species around the world consume cellulose within trees. Luckily, most termite species that dwell within the United States feed only on dead trees, but Formosan termites have been known to feed…

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One Country Has A Novel Solution To Their Decrease In Pollinating Insect Populations

May 17th, 2018

One Country Has A Novel Solution To Their Decrease In Pollinating Insect Populations For at least the past decade, experts have been concerned about bee population.. For the past several years, numerous studies have confirmed and undesirable decrease in bee population numbers around the world, and this crisis is not just affecting bees. Other pollinating…

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An Insect That Looks Like A Two Headed Creature Is Giving People The Creeps

May 16th, 2018

An Insect That Looks Like A Two Headed Creature Is Giving People The Creeps It is not uncommon for people to spot bizarre looking insects. When a unique looking insect is found, many people likely run the other direction, as fears of creepy-crawlies are also not uncommon. In some cases, however, curious people may attempt…

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Sea Creatures May Be Used As A New Form Of Mosquito Control

May 15th, 2018

Sea Creatures May Be Used As A New Form Of Mosquito Control Mosquitoes are becoming more threatening by the year. As the summer season grows longer, mosquitoes survive for longer periods, and naturally, their populations grows larger. After two years of Zika, experts are predicting that mosquito-borne diseases will only increase in prevalence in the…

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How Are Different Types Of Timber Tested For Termite Resistance?

May 14th, 2018

How Are Different Types Of Timber Tested For Termite Resistance? If there is one thing that people know about termites, it’s that they love to chow down on timber-framed homes. Surprisingly, of the more than three thousand termite species on record today, only a minority are considered pests. Some regions of the world are more…

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Termites Avoid Attacking Structures With Charred Wood Paneling

May 11th, 2018

Termites Avoid Attacking Structures With Charred Wood Paneling Nobody wants to see their home go to ruin over an aggressive termite infestation, unless a homeowner is hoping for a big insurance payout. It goes without saying that termites consume wood for its cellulose content, so purchasing a home made from non-wood items may be worth…

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A Politician Received A Death Threat In The Form Of Several Cockroach Corpses

May 10th, 2018

A Politician Received A Death Threat In The Form Of Several Cockroach Corpses Political processes are different from country to country. Some government regimes do not exist for the people, such as the North Korean Government. Happily, there are plenty of political systems that allow the people and their elected representatives to dictate policy,  as…

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Why Are Bed Bugs Spreading At Such A Rapid Rate Today?

May 9th, 2018

Why Are Bed Bugs Spreading At Such A Rapid Rate Today? Given all of the bed bug-related news stories that we cannot help but to hear about today, it is hard to believe that these blood sucking insects were once rare in North America. For several decades, a particular insecticide known as DDT had largely…

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This Summer Mosquitoes May Bring A Disease To America That Is More Dangerous Than Zika

May 8th, 2018

This Summer Mosquitoes May Bring A Disease To America That Is More Dangerous Than Zika We can all remember the Zika scare of 2016, and we are all glad that it is over. Sadly, it may be a bit too early to breathe a sigh of relief over the matter of mosquito-borne disease in the…

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Researchers Use Termites To Create The Biofuel Of The Future

April 10th, 2018

Researchers Use Termites To Create The Biofuel Of The Future Many modern thinkers believe that an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of fuel must be developed and utilized if humanity wishes to have a future on this planet. The current use of coal and oil will not suffice as long-term energy sources, and these energy…

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