Monday, December 28, 2020

Rodents Threaten People & Property


Rodents may be small in size, but they can pose big problems if they're able to get inside. Known to spread over 35 diseases and capable of causing serious property damage, mice and rats can threaten both people and property.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Inside The Ant Colony - Deborah M. Gordon


Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles. Sound familiar? Deborah M. Gordon explains the way these incredible creatures mate, communicate and source food, shedding light on how their actions can mimic and inform our own behavior.

Lesson by Deborah M. Gordon, animation by Steve Belfer Creative Inc.

Monday, December 21, 2020

How to Prevent and Treat Cockroach Infestations


Missy Henriksen with the National Pest Management Association provides tips to help you prevent and treat cockroach infestations.

Friday, December 18, 2020

How Do Insects Survive the Winter?


Birds fly south, humans bundle up, but what do insects do to survive the winter? From creating antifreeze-like alcohols to burrowing in the ground, bugs have a few solutions to carry on.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Ask the Pest Professor: Cockroaches


Dr. Jim Fredericks discusses the most popular areas where cockroaches are found in homes.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

If You're Scared of Bugs, Don't Watch This | National Geographic


In the Insect Zoo at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, visitors can see all sorts of creepy, crawly insects up close. But behind the scenes, entomologists care for a plethora of insects, including giant cockroaches, tarantulas, and even a giant millipede.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Ask the Pest Professor: Bee or Wasp?


What's the difference between a bee and a wasp? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist with the National Pest Management Association, has the answer!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Here’s How That Annoying Fly Dodges Your Swatter | Deep Look


A fly has a pair of tiny, dumbbell-shaped limbs called halteres that were once a second pair of wings. They wield them to make razor-sharp turns and land out of reach on your ceiling. But don't despair – there *is* a trick to smacking these infuriating insects.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ask the Pest Professor about Mosquitoes in Winter


Where do mosquitoes go in the winter? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), has the answer!