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The Least Known Of All Insect Pests Has To Be The Oystershell Scale

August 15th, 2017

The Least Known Of All Insect Pests Has To Be The Oystershell Scale When considering all insect life on the planet, there is probably not a group of insects that are more obscure to the public than armored scale insects. One reason why nobody has heard of these insects is due to their minute size.…

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Insects Dwell Within Your Home Food Products More Often Than You May Think

July 10th, 2017

Insects Dwell Within Your Home Food Products More Often Than You May Think You may be surprised to learn that insects infest the food items that we store in our pantries often. In fact, experts agree that these particular insect contaminations are one of the most common at-home insect pest problems. Insects can gain access…

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Spring Pest Prevention Tips | Pest Control Atlanta

March 24th, 2017

The spring months also mark the onset of harmful pests including stinging insects like yellowjackets, wasps and hornets, making pest prevention especially important this time of year. As suchBug busters USA recommends the following quick and simple, yet valuable, pest-proofing tips provided by the NPMA: Seal up cracks and small openings along the foundation of…

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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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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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Woman Suffers Heart Attack In Response To A Spider Attack

January 20th, 2017

Everyone has been told repeatedly by experts that spiders cannot cause death, except in very rare circumstances. That may very well be true, but the fact is, people do indeed die in response to spider bites, even if the spider bite itself, or the venom, did not cause death. A woman had just finished celebrating…

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What Time Of Year Sees The Greatest Number Of Spiders

January 18th, 2017

Many people think that spiders are at their most numerous and active during the summer, especially the late summer. However, it is August and September that see the least amount of insects. Very few spiders will have fully matured by the time late summer rolls around. The orb-weaving spider as well as many house spiders…

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New Possible Insecticide Found in Bacteria

December 16th, 2016

We find a great deal of our pharmaceutical ingredients right in our natural environment. Scientists recently discovered a new class of peptides called rhabdopeptide/xenortide peptides (RXPs) produced by the bacteria Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus that are able to kill insect larvae. Out in nature this bacteria works symbiotically with its nematode host to survive, which involves…

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Why Are Roaches So Tough? And Can We Learn From Them?

December 13th, 2016

Many people may have heard that cockroaches are pretty resilient creatures. They can thrive in the most unsanitary conditions without compromising their own good health. For ages researchers and entomologists have been puzzled over the cockroaches ability to live despite the external, or internal environmental conditions. Luckily, it seems as though the riddle may have…

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Will Insects Become A Common Food Ingredient?

December 6th, 2016

Last may the North American Edible Insect Coalition had its first meeting in Detroit. The fact that insects are not listed by the FDA as a safe food ingredient is more than likely one of the issues discussed at the meeting last spring. Naturally, many people assumed that Washington would soon be flooded with lobbyists…

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