Archive for April 2016

GGA advises homeowners to protect against spring pests

To assist homeowners in pest-proofing their home this spring, GGA Pest experts recommend the following: Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters to help reduce biting mosquito populations. Seal any cracks on the outside of the home with a silicone-based caulk, including entry points for utilities and pipes. Replace weather-stripping…

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World Malaria Day

Many of you, and me included, probably didn’t notice let alone know that World Malaria Day just passed by on the 21st of April. With all of the news about the Zika virus, malaria has taken a bit of a back seat lately. However, it might be good to remember that this nasty disease kills…

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Bug Wars

Bug Wars Just like humans all animals get in fights with rival groups, including insects like ants and hornets. Humans aren’t the only species on the planet that like to go to war. Matabele antsprey on termites. They will storm the termite’s colonies in huge numbers, a hunting strategy rather than all out war. Slave-making-ants…

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Trying to Control Roaches? Call the Pros!

GGA Pest Management offers insight into what makes cockroaches so difficult to control on your own:  Cockroaches can live for up to a week without their heads. They can also hold their breath for 40 minutes and even survive being submerged in water for half an hour. Additionally, some species are able to withstand freezing…

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Serenading Spiders

Serenading Spiders Spiders have special sensory organs in their legs that allow them to detect the presence of a friend or foe. It’s how they “hear” their prey coming towards their trap. But, these vibrations aren’t only used for detecting what might be their next meal. One species, known as the purring wolf spider (Gladicosa…

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Monkey Beetles

Monkey Beetles Monkey beetles are generally docile unassuming insects. They take shelter within the flowers that they pollinate, earning themselves a free home through their work of pollinating the flower. Everyone wins, and no one goes home sad. However, when mating season arrives, these guys turn into full-fledged warriors. Monkey beetle mating is no easy…

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New Insect Protein Bar!

New Insect Protein Bar Are you looking for a new way to get your daily dose of protein? Well, look no farther than your own backyard because consuming insects for their rich source of protein is becoming all the rage. A new protein bar is on the market made with cricket flour. How great is…

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Bad Blood Between People and the Zika Virus

Due to the rapid spread of the Zika virus, places where the virus is active have been forced to halt blood donations for fear of spreading the virus through infected blood. But hope is on the horizon. A new test that can screen blood donations for the Zika virus has been endorsed by the Food…

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Grub Kitchen!

The very first insect-based restaurant in the western world has just opened in the U.K. All of Grub Kitchen’s food is made primarily from insects. The restaurant itself is bright and homely. The building was originally an old tin-roofed farm shed, and tables are made from disused railway sleepers. The whole place has a very…

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