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// Posted August 26, 2016

The Wasp Who Conquered Cancer

Wasps. Some of the most hated insects out there. Their sting is very painful. They build nests under your eaves or in your lawn. They swarm your backyard barbeque and chase the guests away. Not good for much, are they? Good Wasps??? Or are they? As it turns out, wasps may be on the cusp […]

, , // Posted August 12, 2016

Wealth and the Prevalence of Bugs

When you think of a neighborhood that is likely to be inundated with bugs, creatures of every sort, roaches, spiders, centipedes and other creepy crawly things, it is human nature to think of a dirty, poverty-ridden neighborhood. The slums, the tenements, places where bugs outnumber the humans. But that perception needs an update. Surprisingly enough, […]

// Posted July 28, 2016

The Invasion of the Gambian Pouched Rats

There is a new invasive specie in Florida. Well, maybe not new, and maybe not all over Florida, yet. Gambian Pouched Rats have invaded the Keys. If you haven’t heard of them yet, you will. These rats are the biggest in the world. They can grow to be 3 feet long, half of that length […]

, // Posted July 14, 2016

Invasion of the Cicadas

Do you remember 1999? People in the northern states do and not just for the party to end all parties on December 31,1999. It was the last year of the 17 year cicada invasion. Which means they are due to return…….now. They’re Here Some people have already begun to hear the cicada song in Ohio, […]

// Posted July 7, 2016

Two Bees or Not Two Bees?

With all the talk of honey bees and other pollenating insects dying off, the average person these days needs to make quite sure they are not swatting at something that can possibly ensure they have food on the table. But sometimes we just don’t know what it is we are dealing with or what kind […]

// Posted June 16, 2016

Eating Insects in Your Sleep – An Urban Legend!

Have you ever heard that you swallow all kinds of bugs when you sleep? Have you wondered if it’s true? Read this article and you may sleep easier.

// Posted June 2, 2016

In Florida, Termite is a Four-Letter Word

What has seven letters but is treated like a four letter word in Florida? Yes, you guessed it: TERMITE! And spring is their favorite season of the year, although it doesn’t matter much what time of the year it is. Perfect weather Because of the year round warm weather in Florida, termites have the perfect […]

// Posted May 23, 2016

Fleas and the Indoor Cat

I have a kitten. Well, she was a kitten. I have had her about 9 months now and she’s probably her adult size. She stays inside and never, ever goes out. She chases the squirrels from window to window and never has to worry about what she would do if she actually caught one. Ah, […]

// Posted May 13, 2016

The Return of the Cicadas

It has been 17 years since parts of the country have been subjected to the deafening cacophony of cicada song. But, it is about to return. They’re Baaaaaacckk! It was 1999 when we heard it last, and the cicadas have been burrowed underground, just waiting for the right time to ascend to the surface and […]

// Posted April 28, 2016

The Squirrel Hunt Gone Wrong

Things didn’t go exactly as planned for several different people the other day in Arkansas. It sounds more like a comedy of errors, to tell the truth. It seems that an apartment complex in Hot Springs, Arkansas has some issues with squirrels. The exact problem wasn’t specified, but, for whatever reason, they hired a pest […]