Monday, June 29, 2020

The Insect That Thrives in Antarctica

It requires a certain attitude to brave the elements of Antarctica. Luckily, the Antarctic midge has a set of adaptations that fit the bill.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Why are Bed Bugs Attracted to Humans?

As their name suggests, bed bugs are most commonly found in and around beds. However, have you ever wondered why these pests are drawn to the bedroom and humans in particular?

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Why You're A Mosquito Magnet

If you’ve ever felt like a mosquito magnet, while your friends are totally ignored, you might be right. Female mosquitoes —which are the only ones that actually suck blood— favor some people more than others. In his book, THE MOSQUITO, Timothy Winegard explores what factors make you so attractive, including your blood type, what deodorant you might be using, and even if you’re a beer-drinker!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Most Common Summer Pests

Missy Henriksen with the National Pest Management Association discusses three of the most common pests encountered in the summer: mosquitoes, ants, and ticks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

Bed bug bites can develop into red, itchy and swollen welts, quickly causing skin irritation at the bite site. However, everyone reacts differently and some people don't show any symptoms at all.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

What Do Earwigs Do With Those Pincers Anyway? | Deep Look

Earwigs are equipped with some pretty imposing pincers on their rear, and they're not afraid to use them. But when it comes to these appendages, size isn't everything.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Life Cycle of a Bed Bug

Although small in size, bed bugs can quickly reproduce and survive for months without feeding, allowing undetected infestations to rapidly grow. Learn more about the life cycle of these pests.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know

One of the more widespread pests, one out of five people have had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered them. Here's everything you need to know about them, including surprising places they can be found and why they're attracted to humans.

Friday, June 5, 2020

CDC Warns About "Aggressive" Rats as Coronavirus Shuts Down Restaurants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people may see an increase in "aggressive" rodent behavior since lockdowns and restaurant closures have forced the animals to search for new sources of food.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet | National Geographic

A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.