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Chagas Disease Is Being Compared To HIV

Chagas Disease Is Being Compared To HIV West Nile virus, Zika and lyme disease are certainly not the only insect-borne diseases that are commonly spread throughout the United States. Chagas disease, which is not as well known as the above three diseases, but still just as common, comes with symptoms that experts say are similar…

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Winston Churchill Tried To Resurrect An Extinct Butterfly Species

Winston Churchill Tried To Resurrect An Extinct Butterfly Species We have all heard of the legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He presided over a nation while it was immersed in the most unimaginable horrors of war. However, Churchill was a peculiar man, as he was not always immersed in the business of international politics;…

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Velvet Worms Kill Their Insect Prey In An Interesting Way

Velvet Worms Kill Their Insect Prey In An Interesting Way There are many creatures within the animal kingdom that kill their prey in brutally creative ways. Velvet worms offer up a great example of such a predator. These worms live among leaf litter, underneath stones and logs. Sometimes velvet worms can even be found dwelling…

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Are Termites Attracted To Wooden Garden Mulch?

Are Termites Attracted To Wooden Garden Mulch? Nobody wants to make their home a haven for termites, but many gardeners are attracted to the idea of using decorative wooden mulch in order to spruce up their gardens. Of course, wooden mulch is not used solely for gardens. Mulch can also be used to obscure unsightly…

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Are Horse Flies Dangerous To Humans?

Are Horse Flies Dangerous To Humans? Horseflies are insects that belong to the order known as Tabanidae, and the genus referred to as Tabanus. These flies are also referred to by many other names including gad fly, greenheaded monster, breeze fly, and ear fly. These flies exist in most regions around the world, excepting arctic…

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You May Have Seen Garden Centipedes In Your House Before

You May Have Seen Garden Centipedes In Your House Before Centipedes are awful looking creatures. I cannot imagine anybody wanting to hold a centipede. Some people like to handle insects, like grasshoppers and dragonflies. Some people have pet spiders, but centipedes are universally hated. You have certainly encountered a centipede skittering across the floor in…

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How Spiders And Insects Cause Vehicle Accidents

How Spiders And Insects Cause Vehicle Accidents Have you ever freaked out over the presence of a spider or insect while driving your car? If you have, then hopefully your fear did not result in a crash. It may not be hard to believe that spiders and insects can cause drivers to lose control of…

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