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 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 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 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 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 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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