Friday, October 30, 2020

Daddy Longlegs Risk Life ... and Especially Limb ... to Survive | Deep Look

When predators attack, daddy longlegs deliberately release their limbs to escape. They can drop up to three and still get by just fine.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Rodents: From Head to Tail

Rodents are elusive and secretive pests. To understand their habits and the threats they pose, we need to get up close and personal with them.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Critter Crafts: Mouse Ear Headband

All you need is construction paper, crayons and a stapler to make yourself a Mouse Ear Headband. When you wear it, your parents might think there is a mouse in the house!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

How Do Rodents Get Inside?

Rodents are one of the most common pests in the United States. In fact, a recent survey found more than one third of American homeowners had seen a rodent in their home in the past year. But how exactly do they get inside?

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Antibacterial Benefits of Wasp Venom

This week, scientists turned to an unlikely source to try to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance, and got a peek at the lifestyle of some of the very first mammals... by studying their teeth. 

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ask the Pest Professor: Spider Bites

Dr. Jim Fredericks from the National Pest Management Association discusses if all spiders bite.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Why Crickets Just Won't Shut Up | Deep Look

Male crickets play tunes non-stop to woo a mate or keep enemies away. But they're not playing their song with the body part you're thinking.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Ask the Pest Professor About Fruit Flies

Where do fruit flies come from? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), has the answer!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Why Fruit Flies Are So Hard To Kill

Come summertime, fruit flies arrive in droves. They’re drawn in by the smell of fruit — and by the fungi and other microorganisms that produce rot. Once they land on apples, bananas, and whatever else they can find, they lay hundreds of eggs that hatch into hundreds of maggots, which then pupate into flies. So how can you get rid of them? Make a trap, or just clean up.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Ask the Pest Professor About Mice

How do mice fit into such small spaces? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist with the National Pest Management Association, will reveal their secret!