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Venomous Puss Caterpillar Returns, Florida Officials Warn

11-19-2018

Venomous Puss Caterpillar Returns, Florida Officials Warn

Twice yearly, South Florida residents bear witness to puss caterpillar season, as do people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the southeast and Texas. The larval form of the southern flannel moth has been spotted in the Tampa Bay area; this has prompted...

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Revealing the Truth Behind Four Pest Removal Myths

11-01-2018

Revealing the Truth Behind Four Pest Removal Myths

Since the beginning of households, household pests have been attracted to places where people eat, drink and stay warm. It's simple. People + home = food, water, and shelter for bugs. Rodents have coexisted alongside humans so long that Norway rats...

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Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

10-18-2018

Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

On September 24, 2018, media outlets reported the discovery of the first known naturally-occurring all female termite colonies in remote coastal areas of southern Japan. Published in the journal, BMC Biology, University of Sydney's School of Life...

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How Moths Can Ruin Your First Sweater Weather Day

10-10-2018

How Moths Can Ruin Your First Sweater Weather Day

With the fall season upon us, it may be time to break out your sweaters. You look forward to the change in the seasons but what's this? Holes in your favorite sweaters? How could this be? Well, most likely clothes moths laid their eggs on your...

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DIY Bug Costumes for Halloween

10-01-2018

DIY Bug Costumes for Halloween

It's almost here, that one night a year when kids and adults alike dress up in silly, funny or scary costumes and wander the streets in search of candy and other more sinister types readily give kids enough candy to last a year. Yes, Halloween's...

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Hide and Go Seek, Cockroach Style

09-05-2018

Hide and Go Seek, Cockroach Style

While spiders can terrify some people, cockroaches illicit a more basic survival response in humans - like scream, shutter, conquer and destroy. However, as most Florida homeowners know, it's just not that easy to get rid of these persistent,...

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Lyme Disease from Ticks Shows Dramatic Growth in all 50 States

08-27-2018

Lyme Disease from Ticks Shows Dramatic Growth in all 50 States

Earlier this May, the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) study, published in Vital Signs revealed that reports of vector-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and West Nile had tripled from 2004 to 2016. Now, in August,...

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Wasp News: New Species Found in the Amazon Has Very Large Stinger

07-23-2018

Wasp News: New Species Found in the Amazon Has Very Large Stinger

Move over Tarantula hawk wasps, you too jewel wasps, your status on the top 10 list of scary insects is being challenged. On July 6, United Press International (UPI) reported that a group of Finnish researchers have discovered several new Amazonian...

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Florida Ants Making a Grand Entrance This Summer

07-17-2018

Florida Ants Making a Grand Entrance This Summer

Not exactly the event you might expect, with red carpets, camera, celebrities, and the like - ants are nonetheless making a grand entrance in Florida homes this summer. Parading across your kitchen floor, helping themselves to your sweets and greasy...

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World Cup vs. Bugs

06-26-2018

World Cup vs. Bugs

It's summer and as most South Florida residents and vacationers know, the outdoors is teeming with flying insects, including gnats, midges, flies, and mosquitos.  Soccer matches were not unscathed, swarms of bugs have teamed up for the 2018 Fifa...

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