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A Lesson in Pest Prevention and Treatment

April 15th, 2013

Stinging Insects 101: A Lesson in Prevention and Treatment By NPMA Staff Stinging insects are most active in the summer and early fall when their nest populations exceed 60,000. Some 500,000 people are sent to the hospital emergency room every year due to stings from insects such as yellow jackets, honeybees, paper wasps, hornets and…

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Clemson Extension agent identifies new invasive pest in South Carolina

October 12th, 2012

A new invasive pest has been identified in South Carolina. “A homeowner brought it into the Lexington Extension office from West Columbia. I knew it was a tortoise beetle; it was just a matter of finding out what kind it was,” said Vicky Bertagnolli. “Eucalyptus typically doesn’t have that many pests, so it was pretty…

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Hooded Mantis vs Brazilian Wandering Spider [Monster Bug Wars]

August 16th, 2012
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Beware, arachnophobes: Half of spiders are undiscovered

July 30th, 2012

Scientists estimate that approximately 43,000 species of spiders exist today and one individual believes we are only about half way done. Norman Platnick with American Museum of Natural History exclaimed, “I have argued that we are basically halfway through [identifying the world’s spiders]. Some of my colleagues think I am being way to optimistic and…

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Bug Busters USA ~ Green Company Philosophy

June 14th, 2011

Hybrids are just one of the ways we utilize Eco friendly business solutions! Let us know if you see them driving around town.

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CNN Money: Spiders lead to Mazda recall

March 4th, 2011

Spiders lead to Mazda recall NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mazda is recalling about 52,000 Mazda6 sedans in the U.S., because yellow sac spiders like to build their nests in part of the fuel system. “A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction…

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Along came a spider

November 16th, 2010
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Brown recluse spiders more visible in fall

October 13th, 2010

Brown recluse spiders more visible in fall Of all the creepy-crawlies we live with in Middle Tennessee, none, perhaps, creeps us out more than the brown recluse spider. Just about all of us know somebody who knows somebody who was bitten by one, or we’ve seen distressingly disgusting online pictures of necrotized flesh eaten away…

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North Carolina Spider Control

July 19th, 2010

Heat draws the spiders out Onslow County residents may have noticed more eight-legged visitors in their homes than usual for this time of year. Normally spiders make their splash in mid-August and September, but excessive heat and lack of rain has forced them center stage a little early, said Larry Kent, a program assistant with…

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Tennessee spider control

July 5th, 2010

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pest control experts said they are currently combating an influx of brown recluse spiders in Middle Tennessee. Recognized by the violin or fiddle pattern on its back, the spiders are showing up frequently in area homes. Exterminator George Cross said he has received double the calls for brown recluse spiders this…

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