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Valentines Day Mating Rituals… Of Bugs

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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

Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition

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Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition Bulwark Salutes Veterans Here is a very heart warming tribute, from Bulwark Exterminating, in which some of their employees offer some Veterans Day gratitude by offering tribute to a few service men and women they personally know and love. More… Does Your Fruit Have Flies? Fruit Flies seem to come from nowhere and are almost impossible to get rid of. Learn what you can do to solve your fruit fly problems here. Choosing the Right Termite Treatment To Meet Your Needs They’re termites, and they do billions of dollars in damages to property every single year. So what are the keys… Read More

Guide To Common Filth Flies

Fruit Flies

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

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