Archive for 'Georgia Pest & Termite Control'
Which Genus Of Subterranean Termite Is Most Abundant In The USA?
There exists around three thousand documented termite species inhabiting the world today, and most of these species exist in the tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. Surprisingly, a very small percentage of these species are damaging to structures, but unfortunately, the relatively small amount of termites that dwell in the temperate United States…Read More
How Are Seemingly Identical Termites Distinguished As Separate Species?
Up until recently, termites have compromised their very own insect order known as Isoptera. However, recent genetic studies have revealed that termites actually evolved from ancient wood-eating cockroaches. This makes the termite order, Isoptera, a suborder of the cockroach order, Blattodea. Considering the fact that this discovery was only made recently, it is not hard…Read More
A Dangerous Species Of Recluse Spider Ate A Part Of A Woman’s Ear
Brown recluse spiders belong to the Loxosceles genus, which comprises 103 known species. These spiders can be found in numerous regions all over the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. The brown recluse is notorious for inflicting bites that sometimes develop into necrotic lesions. In addition to tissue necrosis, a brown recluse bite can…Read More
Americans Were Once Encouraged To Exchange Gopher Scalps For Money In An Early Effort To Control Problematic Gopher Populations
Pocket gophers, or simply gophers, as they are usually called, are widespread pests in the United States. Gophers belong to the Geomyidae family and there exists 35 documented species in North and South America. Gophers are major pests to agricultural crops, home gardens, particular landscapes, and forest regeneration efforts. Gophers also burrow beneath homes and…Read More
Government Officials In Florida Are Giving Away Free Untreated Mulch That Is Likely Infested With Termites
Considering that termites are universally known for consuming wood, it makes sense for people to be concerned about purchasing termite-contaminated mulch. In order to ensure that commercially available mulch is not contaminated with termites, regulations require suppliers to subject their mulch products to a decontamination process before being sold to distributors. In fact, it is…Read More
The Edible Termites That Bite Your Tongue
In the country of South Africa, many citizens have fallen ill from an infection known as listeriosis. Beginning in January of this year several children fell ill from listeriosis. As of March second, the amount of South Africans reported to be infected with listeriosis reached just under one thousand. Unfortunately, one hundred and eighty South…Read More
Researchers Have Been Releasing Mosquitoes And Fleas Into Populated Environments For Sinister Purposes For Decades
At this time last year, news surfaced concerning the Pentagon’s research into malaria-eradication methods. While this sounds like a humane ambition, critics suspect that this story is merely a cover for the government’s true intention of developing weaponized mosquitoes. Hopefully, the government is engineering mosquitoes to carry infectious disease for the purpose of disease-eradication, and…Read More
Where Do Bugs Go During The Winter?
Some bugs migrate to warmer climates during the winter months; some hibernate, while others are learning to stick out the cold months thanks to global warming. Bugs have a variety of ways of surviving the winter months. Often times spiders, insects and all types of arthropods will resort to “invasion” in order to avoid succumbing…Read More
A Teenager Pulls A Massive Centipede Out Of His Ear
Centipedes are universally perceived as one of the ugliest arthropods in existence, which is really saying something considering that all insects and arachnids belong to the arthropod phylum. Most centipedes dwell beneath rocks and burrow into the ground below leaf litter. Centipedes also dwell on trees below the bark. However, centipedes do not typically burrow…Read More
How Did Civil War Soldiers Avoid Eating Insect-Infested Foods?
Serving as a soldier in any war seems like a nightmare, and this is especially true for wars fought decades ago when casualty rates were dramatically high on all sides. Avoiding enemy fire in the midst of war seems challenging, but surprisingly, many soldiers from past wars had to worry about their food more than…Read More