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Where Do Bugs Go During The Winter?

November 15th, 2018

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…

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How Did Civil War Soldiers Avoid Eating Insect-Infested Foods?

October 31st, 2018

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…

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Why Do Invading Insects Move To New Parts Of A Home Toward The End Of Summer?

August 31st, 2018

Why Do Invading Insects Move To New Parts Of A Home Toward The End Of Summer? No matter what time of year it is, people’s homes are always crawling with a variety of different creepy-crawly species. Insects and spiders may invade homes in an effort to avoid deadly climatic conditions, but spider and insect sightings…

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What Makes Tree-Dwelling Termites Unique?

August 9th, 2018

Many people have heard that termites are divided into three basic groups. These groups are subterranean termites, which are soil-dwellers, drywood and dampwood termites. The termites that are almost always responsible for infestations in people’s homes are subterranean termites. This is because subterranean termites form large colonies that travel unseen beneath the ground’s surface. Both…

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The Development Of Insects As Biological Weapons In America Remains Shrouded In Mystery To This Day

August 6th, 2018

Many other insect-related blogs have described how insects have been used as weapons of war throughout human history. The use of insects as weapons of warfare has been in practice for thousands of years, so it must be pretty effective. Given the high fatality rate that results just from mosquito bites alone, it may not…

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An Alteration In Just Two Genes Made Life Much Easier For One Species Of Water Strider

October 23rd, 2017

An Alteration In Just Two Genes Made Life Much Easier For One Species Of Water Strider The name “water striders” may not sound familiar to you, but these are insects that you have likely seen a few times in the past. Water striders are aptly named as they are capable of traveling over the surface…

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The Spotted Lanternfly Is In America To Wreak Havoc

October 2nd, 2017

The spotted lanternfly was introduced to the United States back in 2014, and experts are still not sure how to reduce their population levels. These invasive insects are native to China, India, Vietnam and can be found in parts of southeast Asia. They were introduced to South Korea in 2006 where they caused significant economic…

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A Malaria Vaccine May Be Available Within A Couple Of Years

September 26th, 2017

A Malaria Vaccine May Be Available Within A Couple Of Years We have all heard of malaria and we are thankful that we do not have it. As far as mosquito-borne diseases are concerned, malaria may be the most deadly of them all. Malaria has been devastating certain regions of the world for a long…

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Bank Lenders Are Paying More Attention To Termite Damage In Homes

September 25th, 2017

Bank Lenders Are Paying More Attention To Termite Damage In Homes Many of us are either living in our own home, or are hoping to someday buy a home. Raising children as a homeowner is a simple and common desire for most young people. Everybody wants a piece of the American dream, but something you…

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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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