Mosquito Control Tips: Eliminate areas of standing water around the home such as flowerpots, birdbaths, baby pools, grill covers and other objects where water collects. Mosquitoes need only about a ½ inch of water to breed. Screen all windows and doors. Repair even the smallest tear or hole. Minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn,…

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The Internet is full of blogs and articles that tell of spiders that can eat some mammals. There are some excessively large tarantulas that can put down creatures that possess an even greater body mass than the spiders themselves. YouTube is full of disturbing videos showing tarantulas, such as the aptly named goliath-bird eater, chowing…

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When you think of natures most gifted swimmers you will likely picture some type of fish, or perhaps a tadpole, or some type of water-dwelling creature. As it happens, there are indeed certain types of insects that spend a majority, if not all of their time, within bodies of water. One such insect, the whirligig…

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A school was recently closed on account of a false widow sighting. Experts are saying that false widow spider populations are increasing, but is this a reasonable thing to be concerned about? According to experts, false widow bites are venomous, but being bitten is rare as false widows do not typically behave aggressively towards humans.…

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Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows. Screen vents and openings to chimneys. Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly. Inspect items…

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