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Roaches Could be Reason for Allergies this Season

Roaches Could be Reason for Allergies this Season

It’s natural in the springtime to have concerns about pests that can impact health, from mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus and West Nile virus, to ticks that can transmit Lyme disease, and more. But, what about pests that trigger those allergy and asthma symptoms...
Bed Bug Infestations Within Harvard’s Faculty Housing

Bed Bug Infestations Within Harvard’s Faculty Housing

Due to several bed bug infestations within high class hotels, hospitals and in first class seating areas on planes, it seems that no location is immune to bed bugs. Not even the most prestigious university in America. Insect pest control has long been an issue within...
Are Indoor Termite Swarms Indicative Of A Structural Infestation?

Are Indoor Termite Swarms Indicative Of A Structural Infestation?

Considering that termites are cryptic insect pests that dwell below the ground and/or within wood where they cannot be easily detected, it is essential that homeowners recognize the potential signs of an infestation. Obviously, finding termites within a home is a...
Hedgehogs For Roach Control?

Hedgehogs For Roach Control?

Cockroaches are commonly considered to be among the most repulsive and undesirable insect pests to find within a home. The filthy insects seem to be universally hated as the ultimate nuisance insect pest, and this common sentiment is nothing new. For centuries,...
Why Are US Marines Eating Spiders And Scorpions?

Why Are US Marines Eating Spiders And Scorpions?

Eating bugs is not considered taboo in most regions of the world, as bugs are abundant in nature, and most bugs are packed with nutrients. Bug consumption is beneficial to the environment as well, as raising and producing mass amounts of bugs as a protein source does...
One Gene Makes Cooperative Social Bees Not So Cooperative

One Gene Makes Cooperative Social Bees Not So Cooperative

Bees tend to be social and cooperative insects, working together for the good of the entire hive. You don’t expect entire colonies to suddenly begin fighting amongst each other and for usurpers to try and take over as queen bee. However, one species, the South African...
A Paper Wasp Queen Creates Her Colony At The Beat Of A Drum

A Paper Wasp Queen Creates Her Colony At The Beat Of A Drum

Social insect colonies make for an interesting topic of study for entomologists, biologists and even engineers. The reason for the widespread fascination with the nature of social insects is largely due to their advanced behavior when compared to non-social insect...
Dirty Politics: Rats Overtake Los Angeles City Hall

Dirty Politics: Rats Overtake Los Angeles City Hall

No sane person is fond of rats. They are dirty, disease infested creatures of the underworld, which, oddly enough, makes them perfect for politics. It seems some rats thought they should have a go at politics, and decided to see about getting in office (or in the...