Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 4: Mice in the Bathroom

While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, rodents
can spread germs, bacteria and disease with every step as they
 scurry through our homes, particularly the bathroom.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 3: Cockroaches in the Bathroom

What you see isn’t always what you get. While their tracks may not be visible,
cockroaches are notorious for leaving behind traces of serious germs and bacteria as they traverse through your home, particularly the bathroom.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Moths For Kids

Zoologist Jess learns about moths, and sets up a trap overnight in a bid
to collect some of the more beautiful varieties.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Differences Between Butterflies and Moths

While the butterflies form a monophyletic group, the moths, comprising the rest of the Lepidoptera, do not. Many attempts have been made to group the superfamilies of the Lepidoptera into natural groups, most of which fail because one of the two groups is not monophyletic: Microlepidoptera and Macrolepidoptera, Heterocera and Rhopalocera, Jugatae and Frenatae, Monotrysia and Ditrysia.

Although the rules for distinguishing moths from butterflies are not well established, one very good guiding principle is that butterflies have thin antennae and (with the exception of the family Hedylidae) have small balls or clubs at the end of their antennae. Moth antennae are usually feathery with no ball on the end. The divisions are named by this principle: "club-antennae" (Rhopalocera) or "varied-antennae" (Heterocera). Lepidoptera differs between butterflies and other organisms due to evolving a special characteristic of having the tube-like proboscis in the Middle Triassic which allowed them to acquire nectar from flowering plants.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 2: Cockroaches in the Kitchen

While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, cockroaches can spread germs
 and bacteria with every step as they scurry through our homes.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

10 Fascinating Cockroach Facts

Most homeowners are aware of the health and safety risks associated with cockroach infestations, including the allergies and asthma triggered by cockroach allergens, and the germs and bacteria they have been known to spread. What may not be as widely known is the fact that cockroaches are a very interesting and resilient pest that exhibits some very odd behavior and survival tactics. For example, cockroaches spend 75% of their time resting and can withstand temperatures as cold as 32 degrees Fahrenheit!

1.) A Cockroach Can Live for Week Without Its Head

Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can't drink water and dies of thirst.

2.) A Cockroach Can Hold Its Breath for 40 Minutes

These pests can even survive being submerged under water for half an hour. They hold their breath often to help regulate their loss of water.

3.) They Can Run Up to Three Miles in an Hour

While this may seem like an impressive athletic ability, what it really means is that they can spread germs and bacteria throughout a home very quickly. 

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 1: Mice in the Kitchen

While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, rodents can spread germs,
bacteria and disease with every step as they scurry through our homes.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Why Having a Mouse Problem Is Worse Than You Thought

When it comes to household pests, rats seem scarier to deal with than mice, right? They are larger than the usual mouse and tend to live in dirtier places. Compared to the rat (or other household pests that are hard to get rid of), mice seem pretty tame. But don’t let their smallness fool you—mice can be quite dangerous lurking around your house.

First, let’s talk lifespan. According to a study published by the UK government, a mouse only lives up to 9 to 12 months. In that lifespan, the mouse does get quite busy. After six weeks of living, a mouse is sexually active and ready to start producing young mice. In that short time span, a typical mouse will have 5-6 young mice up to 8 different times per year. So that means if this small mouse is living in your home, she’s producing up to 40 to 48 little mice in 12 months time. Now consider the fact that these mice will also become sexually active, producing mice of their own. That, my friends, is a lot of mice.

Not only will you be dealing with hundreds of mice scurrying within your walls, but you’ll be dealing with a lot of mouse activity. Unlike rats, mice can climb well. This means finding mice on the top shelf of your pantry isn’t actually uncommon. Plus, their droppings are scattered (unlike a rat, who tends to just go in one place), so if a mouse got in your food you should probably throw it away immediately. Who knows what’s in there!

Source: Family Handyman