Joe Hanson explains how fire ants took over America
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
How Fire Ants Took Over America
Joe Hanson explains how fire ants took over America
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Ask the Pest Professor: Rodents
Why are rodents always gnawing through things? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist with the National Pest Management Association, has the answer.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
How Poisonous is a Black Widow?
The black widow spider can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Its venom is toxic and painful, leaving victims to feel the effects long after the bite.
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Spider Bites - Health Checks
Spider bites can be painful, but a spider's venom is the real concern. Thankfully, most spiders don't bite, and 98% are harmless.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Meeting a Wormlion Is the Pits | Deep Look
Straight out of science fiction, the fearsome wormlion ambushes prey at the bottom of a tidy - and terrifying - sand pit, then flicks their carcasses out. These meals fuel its transformation into something unexpected.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Ask the Pest Professor: Strength of Ants
How are ants able to carry such large crumbs? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association, explains.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Why Cities Can’t Get Rid Of Rats
Living in a city does not make you any less susceptible to seeing a rat. We try really hard to get rid of these pesky pests, but they seem to always slink around some corner of an alley you are walking down. Here is the answer to why rats are so hard to get rid of from your city.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Roach Control Might Be The Resolution To Pest Infestations
When the weather begins to get warmer outside there's nothing better than the smell of new fresh flowers and freshly cut grass. Many of us wait anxiously throughout the winter looking forward to the new and warmer seasons. Although there are countless aspects of warm weather to look forward to, there are also new pests that are hungry and ready to infest wherever there might be a source of food. One of the most repulsive and intrusive pests are cockroaches. Finding the right roach control is essential when it begins to warm up outside.
There are many breeds of this insect, all very annoying. They can be quite difficult to get rid of once they have found their preferred place to settle down which may include your home. These little critters are also well known to be survivors of just about anything. There is a common myth that if there were to be a nuclear disaster then roaches would be the last ones still alive, although it might not be completely factual it is very easy to imagine, as they are thought to be one of the oldest living creatures in existence and have been around for hundreds of millions of years. In addition to being pests, it is also a well-known fact that this creepy insect carries many types of bacteria, some of which can be harmful to humans, and this is one of the reasons that they often put off a very unpleasant scent. It is important to implement the best possible roach control strategy in order to get rid of these nuisances.
The reproduction methods of this species are very interesting and perhaps even startling for some people, though the methods depend on what the specific species is that has infested the given space. An American female will mate with the male thus fertilizing the egg, although some have been known to reproduce without the existence of a male role. Once the egg is fertilized it will take several months for the roach to mature. Most will live up to about a year, during which time they will lay many eggs and hide them in specific hidden locations. These little critters will feed on almost anything but they particularly like human food and pet food, which is why they are often known to infest kitchens.
Although they are known for eating out of the kitchen, they are also very tough and rugged insects and can survive off of very little to no food and continue to survive for a long time. Another scary thought is that other pests such as mice are sometimes attracted to roach droppings, so not only is an infestation annoying but they are also capable of creating other serious infestations. It is very important to contact a roach control specialist if you or someone you know has been experiencing an infestation. Not only are they intrusive but they can also be harmful to your health and the health of your family and pets.
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Sunday, September 6, 2020
Critter Crafts: Hand-Traced Butterfly
Make a butterfly as unique as the real thing by tracing your hands to use for wings! Use construction paper in assorted colors and a few other supplies and let your imagination take flight!
Thursday, September 3, 2020
This Vibrating Bumblebee Unlocks a Flower's Hidden Treasure | Deep Look
Most flowering plants are more than willing to spread their pollen around. But some flowers hold out for just the right partner. Bumblebees and other buzz pollinators know just how to handle these stubborn flowers. They vibrate the blooms, shaking them until they give up the nutritious pollen.
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