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Scorpion Found In Bananas

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Imagine shopping at your local Wal-Mart with your two children. You pull your cart up to a box of bananas, reach your hand in looking to pick a few out that aren’t quite ripe and you feel it… A PINCH! That’s exactly what happened to a Pittsburgh area man… And the pinch was from a scorpion!! “I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground,” said the unidentified man who wished to remain anonymous. “I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion.” After feeling the pinch, and… Read More

Your Guide To Scorpion Management

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The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to identifying, and treating scorpions. Knowing a little more about these scorpions can help homeowners and pest management professionals take some preventative measures to minimize scorpion’s impact. If you fear that you may have a scorpion infestation, please enlist the help of a licensed scorpion control professional who can administer the proper insecticides. Identification: The 3 Most Common Types of Scorpions  Before you can treat for scorpions, it is helpful to know which species are infesting a home or property. Here are the three most common species that… Read More

3 Pests Often Confused For Scorpions

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With the dreaded scorpion season just around the corner, many of us will be on the lookout for these stinging pests inside our homes. Seeing one of these malevolent scorpions scurry across our bathroom floor is enough to send us running to the nearest telephone to call a local scorpion exterminator. Sometimes the creepy-crawlies we see inside our homes or on our properties are not scorpions at all; just pests that closely resemble a scorpion. They’re still ugly, and they still look dangerous; even though they are generally harmless. Here are three pests we commonly confuse for scorpions: 1. Whipscorpions  A pest control technician from Bulwark Exterminating in Mesa recently… Read More

Friday Favorites: Weekly Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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The Future Of Construction Is Inspired By Termites Termites take cues from each other and their environment to figure out where they should place the next piece of soil in the tunnel-building process. Scientists have used stigmergy to develop a mathematical formula that will allow robots to build structures without needing blueprints… Read More Most Common Stinging Insects For a comprehensive breakdown of our most common insects that sting, and what you can do to avoid getting stung, Read More Stung By A Scorpion- How Do I Know? If you are stung by a scorpion, there is a good change you may not be able to determine the exact sting… Read More

The Oldest Scorpion In The World

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The old rocks of the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in southern New Mexico hid a secret for some 280 million years. The secret? The World’s oldest known scorpion! Fossil Discovery: The Oldest Scorpion In The World Found In New Mexico Scientists recently found the World’s oldest scorpion in the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in New Mexico. This newly discovered evidence proves once again that scorpions have been on this planet for millions and million of years. The 280 million year old scorpion fossil doesn’t look like much, but this vague rock impression has been identified as the ONLY fossil impression of an entire scorpion body ever found. The scientists believe… Read More

Top 5 Killer Scorpion Movies

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What do you get if you put scorpions in Hollywood? Giant mutant bug flicks relaying tales of unrenowned horror! In real life, scorpions are scary enough as it is, but when you blow them up to six-feet or more on the big screen and add the killer element… well, you’ll be having nightmares for weeks to come! OK, maybe not, but you’ll certainly have an entertaining way to waste a couple hours. Below is the top 5 killer scorpion flicks that you must watch if you enjoy giant mutant bug movies. 1. The Black Scorpion (1957)   The Black Scorpion is the film that started it all – at least… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 3

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 It’s Day three (October 24, 2013) here at PestWorld in Phoenix, AZ, and what an event filled day it has been. The day kicked off with the pest control industry rewards, followed immediately by the general session. The general session featured Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner addressing the 3,300 pest management professionals in attendance. After the general session, we all headed over to the exhibit hall to gander at all of the latest and greatest products and services for our industry. Our afternoons were spent in education sessions, in which I was able to attend three. Here are a few of the highlights from day three of Pest World 2013: General… Read More

Ten Insect Dishes You Must Try

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Entomophagists are people who include bugs in their diet. While consuming insects is not for the faint of heart, there are some interesting recipes out there from various cultures which regularly incorporate bugs in their diet. Below is a list of ten unique insect dishes that you might want to try if you’re ever feeling adventurous or are simply looking for an additional source of protein. 1. BBQ Silkworm Chrysalises    These hard shelled pupa are a byproduct of the silk industry and are canned or sold by street vendors throughout Asia. They can be enjoyed deep-fried or barbecued. This Asian delicacy can be eaten whole or you can just… Read More

Friday Links To Pest Control News

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Friday Links To Pest Control News Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control Are you the adventurous type, always looking for something to do at night? Try something new… Try black-lighting scorpions. It’s a fun nighttime activity that can also help keep your home and property free from stinging scorpions. More… Avoiding Mosquito Problems in the Summer Months For some tips on how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and how to keep these blood-sucking pests from biting you, click here. Austin Bats In Danger? Every year some 100,000 plus people visit Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge to witness one of nature’s marvels. During summer evenings, upwards of 1.5 million bats emerge from… Read More

Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up   Bedtime Stories For Pest Control Enthusiasts Have your parents ever told you to “sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”? Thinking about it… isn’t this scary – especially for children? More… Termite Facts To Chomp On Infographic Here is an awesome infographic about termites. Get all the termite facts here. Problems with DIY Pest Control Does DIY pest control really work? Use caution and read about all of the problems that can occur here. Stinging Insect Classification: Wasps, Bees and Hornets Controlling any pests starts by knowing the type of pests that are inside the premises. Learn about all the different… Read More