The Best of Both Worlds Most insects that live on the surface of water have to choose to either travel through the air to get around or in the water. However, scientists have discovered an insect, the lily pad beetle that has evolved to use both air and water to get itself from one place…

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A New Better Mosquito Repellent on the Horizon You’re probably familiar with mosquito repellents that contain concentrations of DEET or Picaridin. They’re the most common on the market. But, scientists have recently created a different chemical combination that works even better shielding you against mosquito bites than the already impressive DEET. The way DEET products,…

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GGA Pest management offers tips to keep allergy-inducing household pests outdoors With the welcome arrival of spring comes some universally unpopular side effects: asthma and allergy symptoms. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, coinciding with the peak season for allergy-related symptoms. GGA…

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Stopping the Spread As crazy as it sounds (or maybe not crazy at all) invasive insects cost the U.S. an estimated $120 billion a year in damages to our environment, agriculture and native species. Below I will list out 5 invasive pests, and how you can stop their spread! Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP): A disease-infected…

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Debugging Airplanes What is one of the main problems airplanes face when it comes to saving on fuel and stay sustainable? Would you believe it’s insects? Yep, insect splatting on the windshield and body of aircraft when they take off and are increasing their elevation causes a major disruption of the plane’s ability to fly…

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The WHO Increases Warning to Pregnant Women The Zika virus is continuing to spread, and things aren’t looking too good right now for people all over the world. In reaction to the increased cases of the Zika virus as well as cases of microcephaly as well as other birth disorders, the WHO released another statement…

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