Archive for December 2015

What you Need to Know About Blister Beetles

What you Need to Know About Blister Beetles When ingested, blister beetles can be deadly to horses. The beetles range from 1 to 2.5 centimeters and usually are grey in color, however they sometimes are yellow with black stripes. The chemical these beetles produce is cantharidin. Blister beetles get their name from the reaction humans…

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Gene Drives | Texas Pest Control Experts

Gene Drives Gene drives, is a new technique that could permanently change the way we deal with pests and invasive species that carry disease. This new technique could help keep some of the most damaging species under control. A new study at the imperial College London outlines a new genetic method that will keep tabs…

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Citizen Science Program Set up by Researchers in Texas

Citizen Science Program Set up by Researchers in Texas Chagas disease is caused by a parasitic protozoan and transmitted via an insect known as the “kissing bug.” Due to the success of research, Texas A & M University has set up a citizen science program in order to gain insight into the distribution and infection…

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Kiss of Death | Texas Pest Control

Kiss of Death In Texas, kissing bugs continue to sneak across the state, and unfortunately the threat they carry may be worse than expected. The threat kissing bugs are known to carry is Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that can lead to Chagas disease. Chagas disease is a potentially deadly disease that can cause heart failure.…

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Border Staff and Dogs Working to Keep Out Pests

Border Staff and Dogs Working to Keep Out Pests Today, 24 new biosecurity detector dog teams (dog and handler) graduated from their training. The goal is to use these teams in order to stop dangerous pests from entering New Zealand. Steve Gilbert, MPI Border Clearance Services Director says, “The new dog teams will give us…

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Bug Bite Guide

Bug Bite Guide We are constantly amidst some type of insect whenever we decide to enjoy the great outdoors. There are a number of kinds of bites you can get, and it’s important to know what the most common types look like so you can decide how to treat it or if you need to…

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Merry Tick-Mas

  Finding the perfect tree to bring home and decorate for the holiday season is a beloved tradition in many American households. However, most people don’t always consider that they may be taking home more than just the tree. Christmas trees are always full of various insects that most people don’t even notice once they…

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Horrifying Video of Centipede Wolfing Down a Live Cockroach

Horrifying Video of Centipede Wolfing Down a Live Cockroach Be aware, if you click the video link below that this video is pretty gruesome! Click HERE for the video! In the stomach-churning video above, we witness a centipede eating a cockroach live! We first see the cockroach minding its own business on a rock when…

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Stinging Safety | Waco Wasp Control

Stinging Safety With the warmer temperatures throughout the country this fall season stinging insects that would usually be hibernating by now are still out and about. It’s important to keep an eye out for them, as severe allergic reactions to insect stings cause 50 deaths a year. There are easy steps you can take to…

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