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Global Trade Is Causing Forest Insect Pests To Spread Around The Planet

November 15th, 2017

Global Trade Is Causing Forest Insect Pests To Spread Around The Planet Humans have classified different spans of time during earth’s history with certain names. Some of these names include the jurassic era, the cretaceous era and the Anthropocene era. These classifications are necessary, as life on earth has existed for over one billion years…

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Researchers Finally Learn How The African Tsetse Fly Drinks Blood From Mammals

September 27th, 2017

It has long been known that the African tsetse fly (ATF) spreads a disease known as sleeping sickness, but that is not all. This fly’s bite is described as one of the most painful insect bites in the world. Despite the abundance of research that has been conducted concerning the disease that this fly causes…

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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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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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July 7th, 2016

Bug Busters offers tips on how to avoid summer pests at backyard barbecues Some of the best summer memories are made while spending time with family and friends at backyard barbecues and celebrations. However, an invasion of pesky pests such as mosquitoes, ants, flies and stinging insects can quickly put a damper on outdoor activities.…

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Holy Insects Of The Bible

July 1st, 2016

The blessed among us are likely already aware that the bible mentions bugs often, and even the less pious of us are likely aware of the plague of the locusts. But the bible’s references to a variety of different bugs are treated with both disgust as well as reverence. For example, the Bible refers to…

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Do We Really Eat Insects When We Are Sleeping?

June 15th, 2016

Many of us have heard from others that we eat many insects when we are sleeping, but is this true?  According to Matan Shelomi, an entomologist, the answer is no!  But that does not mean that you do not unwittingly consume insects in your sleep. Insects are not stupid enough to crawl into our mouths. …

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