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New Invasive Insect Threatens America

August 16th, 2017

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…

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Insects Could Be Used For Drug Testing Trials Instead Of Animals

July 12th, 2017

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…

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Don’t Get Stung By Summer’s Stingers

June 16th, 2017

Don’t Get Stung By Summer’s Stingers! Use the tips below!  Seal cracks and crevices: Seal all visible cracks and crevices to keep these pests from moving indoors, and regularly inspect around the yard and along the perimeter of the house for nests. Keep food covered: During a picnic or cookout, cover all food when outside and…

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How Do So Many Foreign Insect Pests Arrive In America?

June 6th, 2017

How Do So Many Foreign Insect Pests Arrive In America? The United States is full of insect-pests. Many of these pests are not native to North America, but they still wind up on American soil. This is almost exclusively due to international shipping. Many invasive-insects from all around the world, most notably Asia, arrive in…

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This Time Of Year Brings Out The Poisonous Caterpillars

February 22nd, 2017

It is that time of year again when people become excited about locating and photographing the strange looking wooly bear caterpillars. These caterpillars are popular among bug enthusiasts and average joes alike because, according to folklore, these fuzzy caterpillars can predict the future. So how does that work, you ask? Well, it probably does not,…

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An Asian Insect Pest Could Destroy Beautiful Plant Life In The Southern US

February 20th, 2017

Crape myrtles are nice looking ornamental flowering plants that form a big part of how many people picture the beautiful landscapes that can be seen in the Southeastern United States. These flowers are planted both privately and commercially for their attractiveness in the southern US states. Sadly, this flower is now becoming endangered as a…

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Voles Console Each Other – Evidence of Animal Empathy

January 25th, 2017

A recent study on voles revealed that when one vole is distressed, other voles will immediately begin to console their stressed buddy for a good ten minutes. This leads scientists to argue that this is a sign that animals, or at least voles, can experience empathy. Many are quick to shoot down this claim, but…

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Why You Should Never Have a Raccoon as a Pet

January 24th, 2017

Raccoons don’t normally come to mind when I think of animals people keep as pets, but apparently a number of people out there think that having a raccoon for a pet would be fun. Let me stop you right where you are, and tell you that is a very bad idea, so just forget about…

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Lyme Disease Has Been Found In Nine US National Parks

January 23rd, 2017

Lyme disease causes a near perpetual flu-like state with varying degrees of severity, so it is tragic when we hear about people becoming infected with this disease. However, it is nice to know that the ticks responsible for spreading Lyme disease only exist in the upper Midwestern and northeastern portions of the United States. Well,…

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Why Cold Winters Are A Good Thing For Gardeners | Atlanta Pest Experts

January 17th, 2017

Anyone who is into gardening as a hobby is also likely to know a bit about bugs. Insect pests can ruin a gardener’s day, and one of the most damaging culprits has to be the chafer beetle. The chafer beetle spends the winter nestled in our lawns as larvae, but when spring rolls around, these…

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