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The Buzz about Bees: 5 Incredible Facts About Nature’s Little Wonders

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Most people don’t give bees a second thought. These little winged insects, however, are actually very important to the economy and the environment. Bees pollinate our fruits and vegetables (for free!), a job that would be nearly impossible for farmers to do on their own. In addition, these helpful, amazing little creatures are actually much more complex than they appear. The following five facts will change the way you look at bees forever. 1. Bees recognize faces. Have you ever been outside, enjoying the fresh air, when a bee suddenly starts circling you? You move, only to find that the bee continues to move with you. It’s not a coincidence;… Read More

Strange Bug Facts: 5 Cool Things You Never Knew About Insects

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Most homeowners are familiar with a variety of pests, but how much do you really know about the little creatures you see each day? Insects are actually quite intelligent, and there is a lot about them that might surprise you. These five facts will give you an inside glimpse into the secret world of bugs and other pests. 1. The animal that has killed more humans than any other is the… mosquito. Mosquitoes may be tiny, but their bite packs a punch; they transmit parasites from one human to another, causing diseases like malaria. More than one million people die each year from mosquito bites, and the tally has grown… Read More

5 Fun Facts About Pillbugs

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Pillbugs are known by many names, including wood louse, roly poly, potato bug, and armadillo bug. Whatever you call it, the pillbug is a fascinating insect – which is not even really an insect! Below you’ll find 5 fun facts about the pillbug that will make you have more respect for this little creature. 1. Pillbugs Aren’t Actually Bugs Did you know that pillbugs – or roly polies as you might call them – aren’t actually bugs? It’s true – they are actually crustaceans, not insects! This makes them related to crayfish and shrimp – more so, in fact, than they are related to any insect! In fact, pillbugs are… Read More