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Archive for June 2015

Trail Cam Shows Raccoon Mother Rescuing Lost Cubs

Trail Cam Shows Raccoon Mother Rescuing Lost Cubs Taking on foster kids is a big job, but humans are not the only creatures willing to reach out to needy youngsters. It turns out raccoons, as revealed by a night-time trail camera, are capable of acts of altruism as well. The trail cam is positioned to…

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Carnivorous Plants Choose Their Bug Meals

Carnivorous Plants Choose Their Bug Meals In swamps and wetlands around the world a fascinating variety of flora known as carnivorous plants flourish. The most famous is probably the Venus-Fly Trap, know for its penchant to lure, trap and consume the – you guessed it – Venus Fly. Research on pollinating insects has uncovered an…

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Whisteblower Keeps the Mice Away

Whisteblower Keeps the Mice Away Video of mice crawling on the floor, scurrying across the grill, and hopping through the soda dispenser caught the eye of Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, Georgia.  These mice had made a home in a local restaurant, called the Krystal, and weren’t showing any signs of moving on. A…

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Professional Gives Tips on How to Choose Pest Control

Professional Gives Tips on How to Choose Pest Control We who own homes spend much of our free time maintaining our space to prolong the value of the house and keep ourselves (and family members) comfortable.  Even if you are a diehard do-it-yourselfer, pest management is a task most people contract with a professional. Typically,…

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California Drought Brings Bugs In Its Wake

California Drought Brings Bugs In Its Wake Los Angeles is currently listed as the second “buggiest” city in the nation.  Although its dense urban environment has always been a harbinger for bugs, the severe drought that is plaguing California is making matters worse. Under normal conditions the rainy season (typically winter) wipes out a percentage…

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Venomous Spiders: The Ten Most Dreaded | Waco Spider Control

Venomous Spiders: The Ten Most Dreaded Recognize them, understand them and avoid them. Ten:  Yellow Sac Spider Inflicts a bite that resembles the horrific MRSA infection.  The actual toxicity of this spider’s venom isn’t settled, but in some instances it causes necrotic tissue.  Rarely attacks humans. Nine: Fringed Ornamental Tarantula This variety has large fangs,…

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Mosquitoes Only Need a Smidge of Water | Texas Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes Only Need a Smidge of Water How can mosquitoes breed in such great numbers with barely any water?  Well, turns out they really only need half an inch of water, and that’s not much on a human scale. Twenty five hundred species of mosquitoes have been identified around the world. They prefer to lay…

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Your Tiny Houseguests: A Primer

Your Tiny Houseguests:  A Primer We do not live in sterile environments, despite advances in technology.  Our urban ecosystems include a whole host of not-so-exotic creatures that share our space.  Rodents, insects, spiders and microscopic entities share our couches, our kitchens and our bedrooms.  Many of them live because we are their best food source.…

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Crazy Ants Possess Crazy Defense Against Fire Ants

Crazy Ants Possess Crazy Defense Against Fire Ants The Crazy Ant was discovered in the U.S. near Houston in the town of Pasadena, TX back in 2002 by an exterminator named Tom Rasberry. This breed is now officially named the “Rasberry Crazy Ant” but isn’t a new species; they have long inhabited South America and…

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Talented Moths Show Researchers How to Hover

Talented Moths Show Researchers How to Hover Animals are often studied to shed light on the origin of physical skills, such as the efficiency with which a cockroach scurries or the sonar-guided flight of bats.  One engineering feat that has always been admired by humans is the ability to hover in flight.  We have built…

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