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Termite Spotlight: Formosan Subterranean Termites

05-15-2017

Termite Spotlight: Formosan Subterranean Termites

The cornucopia of household pests that thrive in South Florida's ideal conditions certainly won't object. While most of us are familiar with Florida's mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and other pests that carry pathogens and transmit diseases, other pests...

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Being a Mosquito Magnet is in Your Genes

07-05-2016

Being a Mosquito Magnet is in Your Genes

Do mosquitoes flock towards you whenever you dare to step outside? Well, according to a recent study you can blame a good part of this on your genes. We already knew that biology had something to do with how attractive or repellent a person is to a...

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Which Mosquito is Responsible for the Large-Scale Outbreaks?

06-06-2016

Which Mosquito is Responsible for the Large-Scale Outbreaks?

Which Mosquito is Responsible for the Large-Scale Outbreaks? As many of you already realize, the most devastating outbreaks of the Zika virus have occurred in South and Central America as well as the Caribbean's, while the United States is...

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Researchers Effectively Blindfold Spiders in the Name of Science

06-02-2016

Researchers Effectively Blindfold Spiders in the Name of Science

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you blindfolded a spider?  Well, a team of presumably very bored entomologists at the University of Nebraska have managed to do just that.  However, and to the scientists' credit, the spider that they...

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The Things a Wasp Will Have to Do to Feed Her Young

06-01-2016

The Things a Wasp Will Have to Do to Feed Her Young

The Things a Wasp Will Have to Do to Feed Her Young Although it is hard to picture a wasp attacking an enormous tarantula, this scenario can happen.  Your ordinary wasp has been known to attack the Baboon Spider.  The Baboon Spider can grow to...

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Signs You May Have Termites

05-25-2016

Signs You May Have Termites

Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home. Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped. Darkening or blistering of wood structures. Cracked or bubbling paint. Small piles of feces that...

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Pest Proof Your Home This Spring

05-24-2016

Pest Proof Your Home This Spring

To best pest proof the home, Hulett Environmental Services recommends homeowners follow these tips: When de-cluttering and storing items, use durable, sealed containers that pests can't easily infest or chew through instead of cardboard boxes or...

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Massive Boom in Insect Repellent Sales

05-20-2016

Massive Boom in Insect Repellent Sales

Massive Boom in Insect Repellent Sales Lines are forming outside convenience stores, people waiting in anxious anticipation to get into the store and purchase as much insect repellent and bug zappers as they can carry out of the store. The threat...

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Leaf Cutter Ants Know When it is Time to Retire

05-17-2016

Leaf Cutter Ants Know When it is Time to Retire

Leaf Cutter Ants are aptly named because…well, they cut leaves.  Okay, this does indeed get interesting.  First off, Leaf Cutter Ants live and die by the strength of their teeth.  Much like an aging boxer who steps out of the ring to make way...

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The Largest Bug Ever Has Just Been Found!

05-09-2016

The Largest Bug Ever Has Just Been Found!

The Largest Bug Ever Has Just Been Found! Ever heard of a stick insect?  Well they are pretty huge.  There are over three thousand different varieties of stick insects, and you may have seen one but did not know it was a great big bug. These...

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