Archive for September, 2012
Entomologists at the University of Florida scoured the literature to come up with a list of insects that were the coolest, fastest, largest, longest, loudest and brightest. They also chose more unusual champions: best imitator, least specific vertebrate bloodsucker and most spectacular mating just to name a few of them. Wired Science put together a list [...]
Filed in: Earth’s Most Extreme Insects.
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The latest pest control technique is being put to the test in Texas. For many, The South American Fire Ant has become an obnoxious pest. The idea is to control the fire ants spread and damage. The other main goal is to protect the native ant species. The solution is simple; place natural enemies into [...]
Filed in: Zombie Ants!
Enjoy Nature – From Afar ~PPMA I have been amazed at the number of sad and scary-but-true stories that have emerged lately about serious and even deadly repercussions from people’s interactions with wildlife. I was moved this morning reading about a young girl infected with the bubonic plaque. While it’s not clear exactly how she [...]
Filed in: Enjoy Nature - From Afar
There are more than 700 species of ants in the United States. Some of the most common include argentine, carpenter, odorous house, pavement and red imported fire ants. All ants are social insects that live in colonies. They can be identified by their three distinct body regions: head, thorax, and abdomen. However, the biology and [...]
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The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is more than just a way to shut down termite colonies. It is all about your peace of mind. Only 24/7 protection from the world’s best will give you that. The Sentricon System instills total confidence through: Proven Colony Elimination The Sentricon System is a game-changer. [...]
Manage spiders using these tips: Indoors, regular housecleaning provides adequate spider control. Vacuum up the spider and its web. Prevent clutter buildup that can provide hiding places. Remove spider webs from the exterior of the house with a broom or high pressure hose. Indoors, squash spiders or capture them in a jar and release them [...]
Filed in: Spider Control
Wal-Mart is launching a new insect snack mix! Get the details in the article below. WAL-MART LAUNCHES CRUNCHY INSECT SNACK MIX BENTONVILLE, AR – Wal-Mart has begun selling a crunchy snack mix that contains real insects! Wal-Mart launched “Bug Crunch” a new line of salty, baked insects as part of their effort to branch out [...]
Pest Photography & Pest PSA Contest Pest Photography Contest: The national contest challenges both amateur and avid photographers to submit images of household pests such as rodents, mosquitoes, ants, termites, cockroaches, stinging insects and ticks. For official rules and details, please visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/pestphotos2012/. Pest PSA Contest: This national contest challenges students in grades 4 through 8 [...]
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