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48 min ago | Daily Star
Emma Thickbroom, 22, had been hearing ticking in her living room wall for months but put it down to a leak. But her house in Wednesfield, West Midlands, was suddenly invaded with a swarm of the winged insects as she sat watching TV while son Cody was asleep in bed.
4 hrs ago | Blackpool Today
Bug bearers? Athletes arriving at their Olympic Village in east London could possibly have helped spread the bed bug aroun d the country The irritating insects, which feed on human blood and often leave bite marks, have become far more common over the last decade. But Mark Dixon, a technician at Blackpool-based Pest-force, says the problem has become even more noticeable over the course of this summer - with his firm receiving between 50 and 100 calls about bedbugs, compared to the usual two or three.
4 hrs ago | Science Daily
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current. "Our new decoy and electrocution process may be useful in managing what the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service claims to be the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America," said one expert.
7 hrs ago | OhGizmo!
Oh, the jokes to be had with this. Or more like, the clichA© jokes to the tune of "what is this? A radio for ants?" Well, it is a fully functional radio that's about the size of an ant, though we don't expect the little insects from deriving any type of pleasure from it.
11 hrs ago | Daily Echo
Pest control firm Rentokil put on a mini-bug buffet at the PSP Southampton Boat Show , challenging visitors to sample chocolate-covered crickets, barbecue-flavoured mealworms, plain roasted and curry flavoured crickets and buffalo-wing flavoured worms. But their 'Pestaurant' has already gone down a treat and staff had to restock after just the third day of the show.
15 hrs ago | SFGate
Horse owners across New York are being urged to vaccinate their animals against both Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. The warning from state Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball is important since parts of New York have mosquito activity into late November and the insects transmit both diseases from birds to horses.
Thought frogs had it easy? Bugfeast is here to shatter your idyllic concept of the little green hoppers' daily lives, and show you just how tough it gets in the wild - even when all you wanna do is catch a bunch of flies. Your ASCII amphibian can hop left and right, and extend its tongue to grab the fat juicy insects.
The Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to recognize and thank those who have led the pest management industry to new heights. This year, four industry icons - Ed Bradbury, Gene Harrington, Don Reierson, and Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. - join the ranks of 75 other PMP Hall of Fame inductees.
Department of Agriculture Wildlife Biologist Diane Vice holds a brown tree snake on Guam. Biologists and government officials in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are concerned after the discovery of one brown tree snake in Rota.
While security forces in Baghdad focus on stopping the advance of Islamic State militants, residents of the capital are falling victim to an increase in opportunistic crime which is threatening the fragile bonds that have held neighborhoods together. The rising crime, violence, and sectarian tensions are driving families to leave their homes or the country if they can.
Not long ago, several different species of swallows could been seen all around the province but now they are few and far between. "Swallows in particular, but among other species, I notice their population changes.
It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's "deplorable conditions massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces," a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside.
By Sky Klaus Mia Cordova, 6, touches the tortuous shell that was on display by the Albuquerque Bio Park. Mia attends school at Harrison Schmitt Elementary.
As few as 25 beetles can be toxic to an average-sized horse, and poisoned animals can die within 72 hours. Horse owners should check hay for toxic blister beetles As few as 25 beetles can be toxic to an average-sized horse, and poisoned animals can die within 72 hours.
Autumn migration is in full swing and all are feeding up ready for leaving our shores with good numbers of Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Willow Warblers on the reserve and all the resident species such as Goldfinch are in good numbers, indicating a very good breeding season. August 29 turned up a Spotted Flycatcher and the 30th a Common Tern passing through.
Michael Martin Garrett/StateCollege.com // Sam Schaffner, 9, looks on in awe at a butterfly at the Great Insect Fair shortly after a different butterfly urinated on his hand - creating a "lifelong enemy" for him. He also enjoyed the scorpions and tarantulas at the fair.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:01 pm
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