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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

Weekly Link Round-Up

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The Psychological Effects of a Bed Bug Infestation When we think about the effects of crimes such as robberies and assaults, we don’t just think about the stolen property or the victims’ physical injuries. We also consider the emotional consequences of these offenses, which often last longer and are thus much more difficult for victims to overcome. While the aforementioned crimes are perpetrated by people, insects can be almost as psychologically destructive… Read More 4 Florida Pests That Are Better Left to Pest Control Bedbugs, termites, stinging insects, rats, and mice are all better left to pest management professionals. Find out why… Read More What You Need To Know About… Read More

7 Bug Super Skills

Green Praying Mantis

1. Spider Silk Spider silk stronger than steel?!?!?! Maybe, maybe not?! The answer to this question is one of those that may never be answered. Comparing different factors of the two materials, it really is a toss up in regards to who comes out on top. The mere fact that a spider can produce anything that is comparable is simply extraordinary. Mass producing spider silk is extremely difficult. A spider normally only makes the amount of silk it requires and nothing more. 2. Beetle Super Strength Dung beetles are known for their love of feces. Most dung beetles will roll up the feces and hide it away for their feast.… Read More

3 Sweet Bug Treats You Must Try

Grasshopper Cookie

Those who know me best know I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so it would come to no surprise if I told you I was browsing indulgent recipes last night to satisfy my cravings. Upon doing so I came across this bug treat… This bug inspired snack: http://www.bulwarkpestcontrol.com/bug-treats While this particular lovebug treat only looks like a delicious bug, it got me wondering, “Are there any sweet treats that actually have bugs in them?” In my search, I found that there are actually a lot of tasty treats out there that have insects as a main ingredient. These three seemed to look the most appetizing. Here are three… Read More

Pest Control News: Valentines Day Edition

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Valentines Day Bugs There are two bugs that have names synonymous with Valentines Day; and coincidentally, one is our pest of the week. Here’s what you need to know about two Valentines Day Bugs; the Lovebug and the Kissing bug… Read More Book Lice Or Psocids’ My wife loves getting books for any special occasion, and I’ll admit that sometimes I’ll get her a book from a used book store. This Valentines Day, don’t give your significant other Book Lice… Read More New England’s Most Invasive Insects If you live on one of these New England states, be on the lookout for these three invasive insects this Valentines Day… Read… Read More

Valentines Day Mating Rituals… Of Bugs

Ladybugs In Love

With Valentines Day just around the corner, many of us will be buying flowers, chocolates, and romantic cards in hopes of wooing our mates. Did you know that many of our insect friends also have rituals of their own in hopes of luring in a mate this Valentine’s Day? In honor of Valentines Day, here are a few unique, bizarre, and downright cool mating rituals of five different bugs or arachnids: “Peacocking” Peacock Spiders  Okay before you jump all over me, I know spiders aren’t bugs; they’re arachnids. Despite this classification, Peacock Spiders perform one of the most elaborate and downright cool mating rituals I have ever seem in the… Read More

Daddy Something Bit Me!

Assassin Bug bites

I was lying in bed last night, in that state where you’re half awake and half asleep. It’s then I heard a sound no father wants to hear… A blood-curdling scream coming from my daughter’s bedroom. As I threw off my covers, and clumsily dashed through the hall to my daughter’s bedroom, I was greeted by my petrified and hysterical four-year-old. “Daddy, something bit me!!!” Daddy Something Bit Me! After hearing the discerning news, that my daughter was either bit or stung by something as she lie in her bed, my first thought was “scorpion!” Living in Arizona, it’s actually fairly common to be stung by a scorpion while in… Read More

10 Authors Inspired By Bugs

While most people were screaming and running away from our little insect neighbors, some authors actually received inspiration from them. If you find yourself in the mood for a story inspired by, and written with, pests in them, we have the perfect list for you! Find out which writers let their imaginations wiggle away at the sight of creepy critters: Here are ten authors inspired by bugs and other pests: 1. Edgar Allan Poe  Poe was famous for his dark poems and short horror stories, so it is no surprise that he could find inspiration from something that makes so many people squirm. His 1843 work, The Gold- Bug portrayed… 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

5 Strange Bugs You’ve Never Heard Of

Poodle Moth

The world is full of natural wonders, and that extends to the insect kingdom. Scientists are constantly discovering new species that were previously unknown to the world. Below is a list of five strange and downright wacky bugs that you’ve probably never heard of. 1. Panda Ant First discovered in 1938, the Panda Ant actually isn’t an ant at all – it’s a wasp! This fuzzy black and white critter hails from Chile, and is related to the Red Velvet Ant, a species of wingless wasps, (which is also known as the “Cow Killer”, as it’s sting is so poisonous it is said to debilitate cows.) The Panda Ant is… Read More