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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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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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Which Occupations Carry The Highest Risks Of Insect And Spider Related Death?

Which Occupations Carry The Highest Risks Of Insect And Spider Related Death? Some occupations come with serious health-hazards, or an increased risk of on-the-job death. The obvious examples include miners, pilots and law enforcement officers, and you could think of more examples with no problem. However, which occupations put individuals at the highest risk of…

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Spiders Hiding in Your Fruit

Spiders Hiding in Your Fruit A lot of the fruit we buy at our local grocery stores actually travel a long way to get to us. Sometimes a few stowaways get included in the shipments of fruit we get from places like South America and the United Kingdom. While these hitchhikers might scare the daylights…

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Plastic Objects Floating In The Ocean Is Of Benefit To Insects

Plastic Objects Floating In The Ocean Is Of Benefit To Insects We have all heard sad stories about marine animals dying as a result of coming into contact with plastic objects in the ocean. Plastic objects can be dangerous to marine life for many reasons. The most common problem involves fish and birds becoming trapped…

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One Of The World’s Largest Insects Is Saved From Extinction

One Of The World’s Largest Insects Is Saved From Extinction Some countries have governments that make insect-conservation a primary concern. New Zealand is one of those countries where insect-conservation is taken very seriously. For example, the giant weta, which is one of the biggest insects in the world and native to New Zealand, has been…

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Which Insects Are Good For Gardens?

Which Insects Are Good For Gardens? Insects can creep a lot of people out, and they have a bad rep when it comes to gardening and farming. Many gardeners may find any insect in their garden to be a threat to the well being of the plants being grown. But actually, most bugs on this…

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New Insect Species Is Found Fossilized In Amber

New Insect Species Is Found Fossilized In Amber If you have ever been to India, then you know that India is a country that is rich in its diversity of insect life. Researchers have long assumed that India’s fauna was unique to the country, and that no ancient European bugs could ever be unearthed in…

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