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Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer

August 18th, 2017

Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose […]

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Do Solar Eclipses Make Bugs Do Strange Things?

August 17th, 2017

In case you do not know, we are due for a solar eclipse. On August 21st a solar eclipse will occur. Seeing a solar eclipse, especially for the first time ever, can be fun even for those of you with no interest in astronomy. When solar eclipses occur, the suns’ rays are obviously blocked by […]

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New Invasive Insect Threatens America

August 16th, 2017

Last year farmers and agricultural professionals were stumped as to what was killing so much Roseau cane, a tall grass-like plant that grows all over the world. In the United States Roseau cane grows around the mouth of the Mississippi river. After a few months, the reason for the mass death of these plants was […]

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The Least Known Of All Insect Pests Has To Be The Oystershell Scale

August 15th, 2017

The Least Known Of All Insect Pests Has To Be The Oystershell Scale When considering all insect life on the planet, there is probably not a group of insects that are more obscure to the public than armored scale insects. One reason why nobody has heard of these insects is due to their minute size. […]

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Store Bought Hand Sanitizer May Have An Application In The Field Of Entomology

August 10th, 2017

Store Bought Hand Sanitizer May Have An Application In The Field Of Entomology Ever since the turn of the millennium, hand sanitizer replaced soap as the most convenient way of ridding our hands of bacteria. Who knows if hand sanitizer is as effective as soap when it comes to cleaning our mitts. We just know […]

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Japanese Beetles Are Causing More Damage Than Usual This Year

August 9th, 2017

Japanese Beetles Are Causing More Damage Than Usual This Year It is likely that all farmers fear some insect pests more than others, since different insect pests prefer to feed on different types of crops. For farmers located in the midwest, the invasive insects known as Japanese beetles are likely considered the most costly and […]

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Do Grasshoppers Swarm Often?

August 7th, 2017

Do Grasshoppers Swarm Often? We have all heard of locust swarms, bee swarms, and even termite swarms, but how about grasshoppers swarms? If we do encounter grasshoppers, then it is probably because we catch them hopping into the air, but never flying. Many people are not even aware that some grasshopper species possess wings, let […]

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Discovering 35,000 Bees Living Above Your Bed Would Bee a Nightmare

August 3rd, 2017

Discovering 35,000 Bees Living Above Your Bed Would Bee a Nightmare Bees can sometimes take staring roles in our dreams, but usually once we wake up those bright flyers disappear. For one woman, however, she discovered she literally had thousands of bees intruding on her sleep. A woman called a pest controller after finding a […]

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How Have Zika Control Methods Changed Since Last Year?

August 2nd, 2017

How Have Zika Control Methods Changed Since Last Year? Since last summer officials in Florida have gained control over Zika outbreaks within the state, and they are prepared for the worst. Houston, Texas has been following Florida’s example. Although Houston has not seen the same amount of Zika infections as southern Florida has, Houston is […]

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