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A Georgia Family Bought A Home Containing Hidden Moldy Lumber That Attracted Termites, Resulting In Severe Structural Damage

March 6th, 2019

It is common knowledge that a home should be inspected for termites and other pest issues before being purchased. In some states, homes are legally required to undergo a termite inspection before being sold. In states where these inspections are not legally required, you can be sure that a lending agency won’t give out loans…

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The Palmetto Bugs That Are Commonly Found In Georgia Homes Can Cause Illness And Become Stuck Within A Body Cavity

March 5th, 2019

If you don’t live in Georgia, or anywhere else in the deep southeast, then you may not have much to say about palmetto bugs. But if you do live in the southeast, then you certainly hate the creatures, unless you enjoy giant winged cockroaches flying into your face. For those who are unfamiliar with palmetto…

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How Fire Ants Collectively Use Their Bodies To Build High Vertical Towers

March 4th, 2019

Some unfortunate people know from experience how unpleasant it is to sustain a fire ant sting. The pain is reportedly excruciating and their sting has even resulted in death to individuals who suffered a severe allergic reaction upon envenomation. Fire ants are an invasive species in the United States and they were introduced into Georgia…

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Georgia Woman’s Dogs Were Attacked By Coyotes During Their Daily Walk

March 1st, 2019

Each state within the United States has laws on the books concerning the proper treatment of nuisance wildlife. But states differ in which animals are categorized as being legally “protected”. Most states strictly regulate the trapping and killing of the most common nuisance pests, such as raccoons and opossums. However, in the state of Georgia,…

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Diseased Raccoons Along Georgia’s Coast Pose A Danger to Residents, But Most of The Animals Are Now Littering the Landscape as Corpses

February 28th, 2019

For months reports have been turning up all along the Georgia coast about people coming across sick or dying raccoons. While your mind would naturally think of rabies at a time like this, it appears that, while some cases of rabies have been reported, for the most part there has been a huge increase in…

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Georgia Parents Arrested For Raising Their Children Within A Home Containing A Massive, Disgusting And Dangerous Roach Infestation

February 27th, 2019

Cockroach infestations are typically not tolerated by homeowners or tenants, as cockroaches are widely acknowledged as being the most unpleasant and disgusting of all arthropod home invaders. However, two parents from Augusta had no problem living within a home containing a massive cockroach infestation, and they did not seem to care how their children felt…

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200 US Marines Returning Home From Liberia In 2003 Contracted Malaria

February 26th, 2019

Malaria is the most common mosquito-borne disease in the world, making mosquitoes the most deadly animals in the world. Although most Americans assume that malaria is not a threat to people living in North America, it should be known that the disease is not limited to the continent of Africa. An American traveling in the…

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Footage Of A Cockroach Infestation In A Georgia Aquatic Center Disgusted Residents

February 25th, 2019

Cockroaches are considered major insect pests in most countries around the world, and they are particularly numerous within the United States. Unlike most insects, cockroaches are not necessarily picky about their living conditions. Although roaches prefer to dwell within dark and moist conditions, the insects are able to survive for a full month without food…

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Criticism From Animal Welfare Groups Has Prompted Legislation Aimed At Recognizing And Protecting Spider Rights

February 21st, 2019

The issue of animal rights and the effort to stop the inhumane treatment of animals is generally recognized as a noble and important goal by most members of the public. When it comes to protecting animals from common acts of mistreatment and abuse, spiders may not the first animals that come to people’s minds, as…

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Enormous Bird-Eating Spiders Are Sometimes Eaten Raw And Some Believe That They Can Be Used To Predict Future Events

February 20th, 2019

When hearing the term “bird-spiders” many people probably think of the well known Goliath birdeater tarantula species, which is the largest spider species currently living. Bird-spiders belong to the Mygalomorphae suborder, and the Goliath bird eater is, indeed, a part of this order. Surprisingly, this suborder of huge tarantula spiders is comprised of 2,547 known…

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