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Top 3 Biggest Insect Swarms In Recent History

Cicada Swarm

There are more insects on Earth than there are human beings. Billions more. In fact, there are so many insects that they can sometimes swarm in the millions and devastate the landscape. Swarms are large numbers of insects that get together for a collective purpose. This purpose can be migration, mating, or eating. Swarming is a behavior that occurs more often than most people realize. Sometimes these swarms get so massive that they are positively biblical, as in the swarm of locusts that destroyed ancient Egypt’s crops. Here are a few massive swarms that have appeared in recent memory. 1931 Grasshoppers in the Midwest Grasshoppers are famous for swarming and… Read More

Live Roach Cam

Live Roach Cam   Live video by Animal Planet L!ve   Have you ever wondered what pests like scorpions, ants, spiders, and roaches do when we’re not watching them? Well, wonder no more! I bring you the live roach cam. It’s a 24-7-365 live feed of cockroaches living in a miniature apartment, aka a dollhouse. Watch the roaches eat, mate, crawl around, and just hang out. It’s like watching an episode of The Jersey Shore, except more exciting and with less disease. The window in the apartment looks to be a green screen that’s playing something on a loop. Today it happens to be the Ellen DeGeneres Show; yesterday it… Read More

Dive-Bombing Wasps

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Tiny Dive-Bombing Parasitic Wasps How cool is this? A teeny, tiny wasp hunts it’s unsuspecting prey by hovering half an inch above the ground; and attacks by diving-bombing into it’s target. This newly discovered species of parasitic wasp, Kollasmosoma sentum, is a natural born assassin in the insect world. The tiny wasp will cruise along looking for an ant to assault and deposit an egg into. When a poor unsuspecting ant is located by the miniature wasp, it will quickly dive and inject an egg into the ant. The ant’s only defense when it realizes it’s being attacked, is to roll over and try to fight back with it’s mandibles… Read More

Bed Bug Pictures – Showing the Bed Bug Epidemic

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Bed Bug Epidemic There is a lot of scare around bed bugs and the rising accounts of it in the US, and the scare is justified. Bed bugs are very difficult to control and spread very fast if not kept in check. Regular pest control treatments are not enough to keep these pests at bay. Pest management professionals charge a pretty penny when bed bugs become an infestation. If you have a concern about bed bugs it is best to call early and react quickly if signs point to ‘yes’. Bed bug dogs are a very effective way to search for bed bugs, both to prevent and follow up on… Read More

Can Cockroaches Jump? Meet the Leaproach.

Yes. The cockroach can jump… well at lest the Leaproach can jump, and up to 50 times it’s own length!   But this unique roach is the only 1 of ~4000 known roach species that can jump. While a few roach cousins like the American Cockroach are equipped with wings and do fly, the Leaproach has no wings. The secret to the roach jumpers success lies in it’s knees, modified with rubber-band-like resilin. Other differences from most cockroach species are in the antennae and eyes. The antennae also have an additional fixation point to apparently help with navigation. The eye’s are more rounded, perhaps an aerodynamic feature, and larger, possibly… Read More