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Do All Termites Produce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

April 20th, 2018

Do All Termites Produce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Termites are not just out to destroy people’s homes. It is becoming common knowledge that termites are highly beneficial to the natural environment. Obviously, termites feast on cellulose within wood. Termites are one of the very few animals that can successfully digest cellulose. This makes termites a necessity…

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Nematodes Can Be Used To Successfully Control Subterranean Termite Populations

April 19th, 2018

When it comes to eradicating termite infestations, chemical insecticides are the first line of defense. When used for controlling termite populations, insecticides can be applied to a variety of surfaces. Insecticides are often applied to ground soil around a home. Chemically treated soil acts as a barrier that prevents subterranean termites from invading homes. Insecticides…

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Will Invasive Termites Spread To New Environments In The Future?

April 18th, 2018

Will Invasive Termites Spread To New Environments In The Future? Invasive termites cause problems all over the world. Some invasive termites are pests to agriculture, while others are pests to man-made structures. Some countries contain invasive termites that feed on both living plants as well as dead timber used in construction. For example, here in…

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Bed Bug Infestation Reports Are Declining

April 17th, 2018

We all know that bed bug infestations are discovered frequently. Bed bugs are active year round, but they tend slow their roll during the winter months. The winter freeze usually causes a marked decrease in the amount of reported bed bug infestations. However, once temperature rise, bed bugs make themselves noticed again. Typically, the month…

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How Do Cockroaches Wind Up In Drains?

April 12th, 2018

How Do Cockroaches Wind Up In Drains? Although cockroaches are among the most repellent of all insects, they possess impressive abilities. Cockroaches can survive the most traumatic of injuries, and their speed allows them to outrun people chasing after them with bug spray. Cockroaches have inhabited earth for a very long time. No other insect…

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Termite Infested Artwork May Introduce An Invasive Termite Species To A New Region

April 11th, 2018

When it comes to the global trade of wood-containing items, the presence of termites is always a major concern for customs inspectors. Termites have been found many times within shipments going from one region of the world to another. Here in the United States, the invasive Formosan subterranean termite species thrives in the southeast, but…

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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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Ants Have Been Raising And Milking Caterpillars Like Livestock For Millions Of Years

April 9th, 2018

Ants Have Been Raising And Milking Caterpillars Like Livestock For Millions Of Years Obviously, every animal needs to expend energy searching for food sources. Humans have long been considered the most successful of all animal species due to the way in which we have simplified the process of food production with agricultural advancements. While cultivating…

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Insect Populations May Rebound If More Native Plants Become Available In The Wild

April 6th, 2018

Insect Populations May Rebound If More Native Plants Become Available In The Wild Ever since we were kids we have been repeatedly told that insects are essential for maintaining the proper balance of the world’s ecosystems. Without bugs, there would be no humans. This statement has always engendered a respect for insects among children, and…

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Dormitory Residents Are Forced To Live With Bed Bug Infestations For A Period

April 5th, 2018

Dormitory Residents Are Forced To Live With Bed Bug Infestations For A Period Having a bed bug infestation causes a lot of unwanted stress in a person’s life. For a busy full-time college student, the stress of daily life is intense enough without having to worry about bed bug infestations. Sadly this is the reality…

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