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Strange Physical Reactions To Insect And Spider Bites

December 4th, 2020

When it comes to sustaining venomous stings from insects, most people know what symptoms to expect. For most people who do not have an allergy to insect venom, the worst consequence of an insect sting is the pain that inevitably results. For people that do have an allergy to insect venom, a venomous insect bite…

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Sewer-Dwelling Dung Flies Can Be A Threat To Public Health By Spreading Disease And Blocking Sewer Drains

February 4th, 2019

Many types of winged insects are referred to as “flies,” but the only true flies are the species that belong to the Diptera order. The Diptera order comprises all 120,000 fly species, making it one of the largest insect orders. Of course, there remains thousands of additional fly species that have yet to be documented…

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Summer Season Calls for Increased Protective Measures Against Mosquitoes and Ticks

July 3rd, 2018

One of the best ways to fight off mosquito and tick bites and subsequent disease transmission is to apply insect repellent before going outside. Yet, many people don’t make it a priority to protect against these biting pests by taking this simple action. And those who do may not realize that there is a correct…

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Springtails Are Coming Out to Play

March 12th, 2018

Springtails Are Coming Out to Play Springtails, also referred to as snow fleas, are quite aptly named, as they make there appearance when winter is coming towards its end, the temperature is steadily rising, and spring is just on the horizon. During the rest of the year they live in the soil, under tree bark,…

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Keep Pests Outdoors Where They Belong This Winter

January 11th, 2018

Keep Pests Outdoors Where They Belong This Winter Bug Busters USA offers the following tips for keeping homes pest-free this winter: Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to help prevent pests from getting inside. Be sure to check the areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. A mouse can fit…

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One Of The Most Damaging Insect Pests In America May Finally Be Eradicated

January 2nd, 2018

One Of The Most Damaging Insect Pests In America May Finally Be Eradicated Insect pests are a growing global threat. Some insect pests damage cash-crops, while other insect pests damage important forms of vegetation. Insect pests that damage trees are particularly worrisome, as trees and other plants are essential for absorbing carbon dioxide in the…

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Tomato Hornworms Are Insect Pests That You May Want To Avoid Killing In Some Cases

September 20th, 2017

Tomato Hornworms Are Insect Pests That You May Want To Avoid Killing In Some Cases If you take pride in your gardening skills, then you may have heard of the dreaded tomato hornworm. These “worms” are, in fact, large caterpillars that can devastate your tomato garden. These insect pests feed on any type of plant…

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What Time Of Year Sees The Greatest Number Of Spiders

January 18th, 2017

Many people think that spiders are at their most numerous and active during the summer, especially the late summer. However, it is August and September that see the least amount of insects. Very few spiders will have fully matured by the time late summer rolls around. The orb-weaving spider as well as many house spiders…

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Bed Bug Doppelgangers

August 29th, 2016

Bed bugs are everyone’s worst nightmare. Just the thought of possibly having a bed bug infestation can cause people to go into full blown panic mode. However, because we have such a paralyzing fear of them, sometimes we see bed bugs when they’re not actually there. There are a number of insects that look almost…

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Torture Via Insects

July 8th, 2016

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven to be controversial for the military’s use of various torture techniques, mainly waterboarding. However, in documents declassified by Barack Obama, the Bush Administration either used or toyed with the idea of using insects as a method of interrogation. This method of torture by insects was meant to…

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