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How Climate Affects A Spider’s “Personality”

August 19th, 2016

When we think of spiders we do not think of them as being rich with personality. Spiders are more like mindless organisms that live for nothing more than satisfying their instinctual needs. However, a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believe that spiders do indeed have personality, and what…

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Don’t Room With Bed Bugs This Fall

August 18th, 2016

Bug Busters USA Back to School Bed Bug Advice for College Students As college students prepare to return to campuses nationwide, many plan to bring secondhand furniture including mattresses, futons, dressers, couches and more. As bags are being packed, and students begin to move in, Bug Busters USA is urging students in the Southeast United…

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The Four Kinds of People Mosquitos Love

August 15th, 2016

Do you ever feel like mosquitos seem to seek you out more than other people? Well, you may actually be correct. There are four things that can make you much more of a mosquito magnet than other people. Unfortunately, not all of these conditions are possible to change, so you may just be stuck spraying…

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Wasps Use Spider Silk To Patch Wounds

August 11th, 2016

A type of wasp that is native to Finland has adapted to make clever use of spider silk. The genus known as Clistopyga lays its eggs inside the dead bodies of jumping spiders. This seems like a strange place to lay eggs, but it turns out that wasps don’t have much to choose from when…

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Spiders Protect Themselves Through Disguise

August 9th, 2016

Every animal knows how to intimidate their opponents, but very few are clever enough to wear a disguise to appear tough to predators. The jumping spider is a good example of a creature that can disguise itself in times of trouble. The jumping spider fools predators into thinking that it is actually a very aggressive…

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Fossil Shows Insect Jumping Out Of Its Skin

August 1st, 2016

A stick insect and a mushroom were both found encased within a chunk of amber near the Baltic region of Europe recently. Although this find may not sound too exciting, entomologists are fascinated with it because the fossil reveals a little known defensive mechanism that is not shared with many insects alive today. The fossil…

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Which Bugs Bites You Should Worry About

July 27th, 2016

For the most part bug bites are just an annoying nuisance. They itch like crazy, and you might get a swollen red bump, but you’re not going to die. However, there are some insect bites you do want to avoid, especially with the increase in insect population that came with the warm and humid summer…

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Another Common Species of Mosquito is Found to Spread the Zika Virus

July 22nd, 2016

Since the ZIka virus began rapidly spreading last year scientists have only cited the mosquito species Aedes aegypti as the culprit behind the transmission of the virus to humans. However, a recent study found that another common species has also been doing its part to spread this nasty virus. Brazilian scientists collected hundreds of Culex…

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The Amazing and Aptly Named Hercules Beetle

July 6th, 2016

The Hercules Beetle is among the most recognizable beetles. This beetle is made into children’s toys and many science fiction creatures are modeled after its’ unique jaws. Needless to say, this is a terrifying beetle. This beetle is largely unbeatable in the insect world. The Hercules beetle is designed to wrestle just about any predator…

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Dinosaur Ants vs Trap Jaw Ants | MONSTER BUG WARS

June 28th, 2016
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