The Truth About Chiggers
The Truth About Chiggers There are very few entomologists in the world, so it is understandable that some bugs get confused with others. But sometimes these common misunderstandings can lead to dangerous situations. For example, a dangerous bug’s name could sound like a harmless bug’s name when being pronounced. One example would be the harmless […]Read More
What kind of a web is that?
What kind of a web is that? I’ve seen random debris get stuck in a spider’s web before. I mean it’s bound to happen at some point, right? Usually, however, I believe these stray pieces of stuff get caught in webs by accident. It’s not like a spider would actually go out and pick up […]Read More
Zika-Free Bermuda Becomes Hottest Vacation Destination for Pregnant Women
Zika-Free Bermuda Becomes Hottest Vacation Destination for Pregnant Women The Zika virus may not be conquering the world quite as strongly as it did last summer, but it is still a major concern for women, especially pregnant or soon-to-become-pregnant women. Zika has invaded some of the hottest places people used flock to for a sun-filled, […]Read More
Pest Profile: German Cockroach
The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. German cockroaches can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year. The German cockroach can fit through an opening as small as 3/8 inch in width. Pest Stats Color Light brown to tan, with two dark, almost parallel stripes located on […]Read More
Bed Bug Hiding Places!
Bed Bug Signs!
Some common signs of bed bugs include: Pepper-like stains on fabric-covered items Molted bed bug skins The bugs themselves in various life stages White eggs and empty egg casings All travelers should thoroughly inspect the room for the presence of these bed bug indicators upon arriving at their intended destination. This includes pulling back the […]Read More
More Insect-Based Foods Are Reaching Grocery Store Shelves
It is difficult to surf the Internet these days without encountering an article that touts the benefits of edible insects. It is quickly becoming common knowledge that insects have been regarded as food by many cultures around the world. Many countries, especially Asian countries, embrace many different types of insects as legitimate sources of nutrition. […]Read More
Insects Could Be Used For Drug Testing Trials Instead Of Animals
Insects Could Be Used For Drug Testing Trials Instead Of Animals When it comes to medical tests, or more specifically, drug safety tests, researchers often use a variety of different mammals. These mammals include monkeys, rats, mice and dogs, but this is only naming a few. Using mammals to test drugs before they are marketed […]Read More
This Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Scarier Than Previously Thought
This Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Scarier Than Previously Thought We have all been getting an earful about the Zika virus during the past year and a half to two years, and that is understandable. After all, Zika is ruining the lives of families, and most of all, newborn babies from many different parts of the globe. […]Read More
Insects Dwell Within Your Home Food Products More Often Than You May Think
Insects Dwell Within Your Home Food Products More Often Than You May Think You may be surprised to learn that insects infest the food items that we store in our pantries often. In fact, experts agree that these particular insect contaminations are one of the most common at-home insect pest problems. Insects can gain access […]Read More