Monthly Archives: October 2012

The praying mantis

The praying mantis story of love may not be romantic , but there is certainly drama! About half way through copulation, the female reaches back and rips the head off her male partner. She then eats his head while the … Continue reading

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2012 Photomicrography Competition

Newborn lynx spiderlings! These spiders live on plants and flowers, waiting for the right moment to pounce on their prey. The agility and speed they display when hunting are often compared to those of the lynx. The image won the … Continue reading

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Will we ever… get rid of bed bugs?

Will we ever… get rid of bed bugs? By Brooke Borel (Copyright: Science Photo Library) Many countries have seen a surge in infestations of the bloodsucking pest over the past decade. Brooke Borel examines what’s needed to tackle the re-emerging … Continue reading

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Critter Crafts ~ Edible Spiders

If you are looking for something fun to put you in the Halloween spirit, take a look at the video below. It demonstrates how to make edible spiders!

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Scientists have discovered how mosquitoes develop viral immunity

Scientists have discovered how mosquitoes develop viral immunity, a breakthrough that could lead to better vaccines against mosquito-born viruses such as dengue and West Nile. The new study found that a protein called Vago is released by infected mosquito cells … Continue reading

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NPMA Announces Pest Photo Contest Finalists

NPMA Announces Pest Photo Contest Finalists The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced the top ten finalists in its second annual Pest Photo Contest, a national online competition that challenged photographers to submit images of common household pests, rodents … Continue reading

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UF Study Reveals Bed Bug Feeding Patterns

UF Study Reveals Bed Bug Feeding Patterns Researchers at the University of Florida examined the feeding patterns of bed bugs — and the impact they can have on humans’ blood after several months. Their research was published in the journal … Continue reading

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Cockroaches 101

Educational – Cockroaches 101 Missy Henriksen with the National Pest Management Association discusses cockroaches and provides tips to help you keep these pests out of your house.

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The Truth About Bed Bugs & Health

The words “bed bugs” tend to evoke many unpleasant feelings and the idea of being in the proximity of these pests can often send people running. However, as bed bug infestations have become more commonplace in the past few years, … Continue reading

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2012 second-worst year ever for West Nile virus

2012 second-worst year ever for West Nile virus by Elizabeth Weise (Photo: LM Otero, AP) Story Highlights ‘Reporting lag’ is the reason for the spike 183 people have died Texas and California have had the most cases 8:34PM EDT October … Continue reading

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Walking on water: Insects put on a show

Walking on water: Insects put on a show Nunu Rizani / Solent News An ant moves a child’s marble on a table covered with morning dew. When Indonesian photographer Nunu Rizani noticed a spider crawling along a wet glass tabletop, … Continue reading

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Hulett Environmental reminds homeowners of the threats posed by spiders

Hulett Environmental reminds homeowners of the threats posed by brown recluse spiders Brown recluse spiders are more than just a creepy crawly nuisance – they can pose a real health threat to humans. Hulett Environmental, a pest management company servicing … Continue reading

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Bedbugs, Spiders, and Other Pests Give Homeowners Nightmares During the Halloween Season

Bedbugs, Spiders, Bats and Other Pests Give Homeowners Nightmares During the Halloween Season This Halloween, vampires, ghosts and goblins will not be the only ghoulish creatures haunting the night; bedbugs continue to make a startling resurgence in U.S. residences, spider … Continue reading

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Rodent Control Tips

While rodents are unwelcome house guests, the real concern is that these pests can cause property damage and carry disease. Rodents such as mice and rats spread salmonella and Hantavirus by contaminating food and preparation surfaces.  They can also chew … Continue reading

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Bed Bugs in Clothing Stores

Tips for Bed Bugs in Clothing Stores As bed bug continue to make a resurgence, they are showing up in more places, including clothing stores. Bed bugs can easily hitch a ride into a store with shoppers. Follow these tips … Continue reading

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Reporter Swallows Fly

Female Reporter Swallows Fly – Watch More Funny Videos South Florida Fly Control Services

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West Palm man collapses, dies after winning bug-eating contest

West Palm man collapses, dies after winning bug-eating contest By Julius Whigham II Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Edward Archbold had a plan to win a female Ivory Ball python. He’d eat enough roaches and worms in a contest Friday … Continue reading

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Florida man dies after winning cockroach-eating contest

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Hulett reminds homeowners to be cautious of unwanted pests as the season changes

Hulett reminds homeowners to be cautious of unwanted pests as the season changes The fall season is known to many as the time of year when the leaves change, the air becomes crisp and the nights grow longer. But, it … Continue reading

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WNV Infographic

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