Archive for 'Tennessee Pest & Termite Control'
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
Why Do Invading Insects Move To New Parts Of A Home Toward The End Of Summer?
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…Read More
What Makes Tree-Dwelling Termites Unique?
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…Read More
An Alteration In Just Two Genes Made Life Much Easier For One Species Of Water Strider
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…Read More
The Spotted Lanternfly Is In America To Wreak Havoc
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…Read More
A Malaria Vaccine May Be Available Within A Couple Of Years
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…Read More
New Invasive Insect Threatens America
Last year farmers and agricultural professionals were stumped as to what was killing so much Roseau cane, a tall grass-like plant that grows all over the world. In the United States Roseau cane grows around the mouth of the Mississippi river. After a few months, the reason for the mass death of these plants was…Read More
Insects Could Be Used For Drug Testing Trials Instead Of Animals
Insects Could Be Used For Drug Testing Trials Instead Of Animals When it comes to medical tests, or more specifically, drug safety tests, researchers often use a variety of different mammals. These mammals include monkeys, rats, mice and dogs, but this is only naming a few. Using mammals to test drugs before they are marketed…Read More