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An Invasive Insect Pest Has Returned To California For The First Time In 20 Years

November 24th, 2017

An Invasive Insect Pest Has Returned To California For The First Time In 20 Years Since the state of California is so large in size, there is plenty of land available for crop production. The crops in California are not only keeping America fed, but the whole world gets a share of the agricultural products…

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An Apartment Collapses Due To Termite Infestations And Owner Negligence

November 21st, 2017

An Apartment Collapses Due To Termite Infestations And Owner Negligence Typically a termite infestation will be noticed and eradicated before its consequences become catastrophic; like the collapse of an apartment building, for example. Termite damage rarely becomes extensive enough to result in structural collapses. Unfortunately in Sherman, Texas this very thing recently occurred. A woman…

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Falling Temperatures Draw Wild Animals In And Around Homes

November 20th, 2017

Bug Busters USA and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offer the following prevention tips for homeowners to ensure wildlife stays in the wild as the season changes: 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…

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A Mushroom–Like Plant Is Pollinated By A Strange Insect And Other Creatures

November 17th, 2017

A Mushroom–Like Plant Is Pollinated By A Strange Insect And Other Creatures Pollination is so important to the world economy that a global crisis would ensue if pollinating bugs were to disappear. We all know that flying insects such as honeybees and bumblebees are major plant pollinators. However, it would be a mistake to assume…

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Can Termites Consume A Tree’s Bark?

November 16th, 2017

Can Termites Consume A Tree’s Bark? In the past this blog has mentioned how mulch can attract termites. But what about mulch that consists entirely of tree bark? Do some types of bark attract termites more than other types? Which bark mulch should be used for landscaping if termites are a concern? There are some…

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Global Trade Is Causing Forest Insect Pests To Spread Around The Planet

November 15th, 2017

Global Trade Is Causing Forest Insect Pests To Spread Around The Planet Humans have classified different spans of time during earth’s history with certain names. Some of these names include the jurassic era, the cretaceous era and the Anthropocene era. These classifications are necessary, as life on earth has existed for over one billion years…

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Can Tree Stumps Invite Termite Infestations?

November 14th, 2017

Can Tree Stumps Invite Termite Infestations? The fact that termites eat dead rotting wood and plant life is something to be happy about. There are three trillion trees on our planet, and this means that there are a whole lot of dead trees lying around. Termites are well known for their ability to remove dead…

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A Couple Finds Maggots In Their Stake During Their Anniversary Dinner

November 13th, 2017

A Couple Finds Maggots In Their Stake During Their Anniversary Dinner We have all heard that Australia is home to some of the world’s most terrifying insects. If you were to travel to the Australian outback you would most certainly encounter a creepy-crawly or two that would have you running for the hills. However, you…

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An Edible Insect Lover Is Going To Try To Get Americans To Start Eating Bugs

November 10th, 2017

An Edible Insect Lover Is Going To Try To Get Americans To Start Eating Bugs At this point, most Americans are probably getting tired of hearing about edible insects. Most people living within America do not plan on ever eating insects just because most people in the world eat insects regularly. Many news stories or…

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