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Ant Decapitating Flies

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Ever heard of the saying, “The enemy of your enemy is your friend?” Well, if this sentiment holds true, let’s all embrace our new brain tunneling, mind controlling, head melting and ant decapitating friend… The Pseudacteon parasitic fly. These teeny-tiny flies have the potential to be a natural pest control agent and combat the nasty hoards of fire ants that are plaguing the Southern United States. How you ask? By removing their heads! Here’s how it all goes down: Ant Decapitating Flies Some of the most malevolent creatures to ever inhabit this country are the malicious, spiteful, stinging, Red Imported Fire ants. Their huge mounds are unmistakable. If you ever… Read More

Friday Link Round-Up: Pest Control Information

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When Pest Control Should Not Be a DIY Project There are a few instances in which you should never attempt to do your own pest control. These include… Getting Rid Of Spiders – Australia Spiders have the uncanny ability of closing off their lungs for several hours, making surface sprays and aerosols ineffective in killing them and their egg cases. The most effective method is to use fast-acting contact chemicals that kill the spiders efficiently. More… Carpenter Ants: Silent Destroyers Carpenter ants are basically destructive ants. The earlier they are treated the lesser are the chances of damage. More… Demand For Pest Controllers On The Rise Despite the demand for… Read More

Guide To Common Filth Flies

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Flies are generally viewed as a nuisance at best, disgusting creatures of filth at worst. But how much do you really know about flies? Flies such as the common housefly are known as filth flies, and are separated into two categories: large and small. Both types of flies can spread diseases and bacteria based on their habits of feeding and laying eggs on things such as garbage piles, manure, and carcasses, then contaminating food which humans consume. Some types of filth flies, or Diptera, also bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals, spreading blood-borne diseases. Diptera, or true flies, only have two wings (or one pair) as… Read More

Three Superheroes Inspired by Insects

Superheroes are a big part of our culture. Comic book and movie fans love to see someone come into the scene and just decimate the bad guys. Superheroes get their abilities from a number of different sources, including the insect world. These three superheroes are among the more widely known and popular of the bug-inspired superheroes of the comic world. The Human Fly Not well known by anyone other than long-term fans of the Marvel Comics Universe, the Human Fly is actually two characters. One is a super villain who paired off against Spiderman, and the other is a Superhero who starred in his own comic book series from 1977… Read More

Pest Control Links For The Week

Pest Of The Week: The Fruit Fly   Fruit flies are part of a diverse, cosmopolitan family of flies. The Fruit fly has a very short lifespan, and shows gradual signs of maturing. As in other species of flies, temperature plays an important role in influencing the lifespan, of this pest. Generally considered a simple nuisance, some Fruit flies destroy figs, raspberries and cherries, and are designated a serious agricultural pest; and pest control problem.   Links Round-Up: January 4, 2012   The Most Popular 2012 Pest Control Blog Posts From FMC Pest Wire  http://www.fmcpestwire.com/2013/01/the-most-popular-2012-pest-control-blog-posts-from-fmc-pest-wire/   How To Pack Your Christmas Decorations So As To Deter Pests http://allamericanpestcontrol.com/how-to-pack-your-christmas-decorations-so-as-to-deter-pests/   Top… Read More

Keep Santa Safe From Chimney Pests

Keep Santa Safe From Chimney Pests Tonight is Christmas Eve. That jolly old elf named Santa Clause will be making his way from rooftop to rooftop, down chimneys, delivering toys to all of those good girls and boys. Are your chimneys free of pests so Santa can safely make his deliveries? Imagine poor Santa getting stung by swarms of bees, bitten by rabid raccoons, or attacked by nesting squirrels! The truth is chimneys are a favorite hiding place for pests like rodents, bees, wasps, birds, and bats. Here’s everything you need to know about chimney pests; so you and Santa can have a safe, pest free Christmas.   Common Chimney… Read More

Ear Maggots- Woman Has 57 Maggots Removed

Imagine an excruciating burning and itching inside your ear. After three days of constant pain and ear tugging, you are shocked to discover a maggot crawling out of your ear; and the worst part… Not being able to tell anybody about it! That’s exactly what happened to 92 year old Catherine McCann of Arlington Heights, Illinois. 57 Maggots Found Living Inside Woman’s Ear CBS Chicago reports that 92 year old Catherine McCann was living in an Arlington Heights’ nursing home, and was unable to speak because her Alzheimer’s disease. While living in the $10,000 a month nursing home, the elderly woman had a fly crawl into her ear and lay… Read More