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what are Big-headed ants “pest control”

 Bigheaded ant I Introduction The bigheaded ant (BHA), Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius), is a very successful invasive species that is sometimes considered a danger to native ants and has been nominated as among 100 of the “World’s Worst” invaders (Hoffman 2006).   The … Continue reading

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How to get rid of bugs in the yard

Excluding Pests Through Landscape Modification Compliments of: Landscape modification is not the only solution to to keep all pests away, but modifying a landscape to make it less conducive to pest infestation will go a long way to keep out … Continue reading

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How do you know if you have Bed bugs

Bedbugs  in the 21st century.  Where did bed bugs come from? Why do you have bed bugs?                                               … Continue reading

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How to Keep the Bugs Out

Take charge of your home! There are many things you can do to prevent pests from getting into your home. Here are some key suggestions and recommendations especially for homeowners: Indoors    Make sure all doors to the outside are … Continue reading

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Have you Seen the Spines on an Acrobat ant?

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Fruit flys or Filth flys

Fruit Flys or Filth flys ; How can you tell the difference ? Nuisance Nonbiting Flies Such as Filth-Breeding Flies1       T Several kinds of nonbiting flies can be found in and around farms, residences, and food-handling establishments. … Continue reading

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What is an Ensign wasp

A Cockroach Egg Parasitoid   Beneficial wasp, Ensign wasp. Looks Like a Mosquito or a Flying Cricket Introduction Household cockroaches (Blatta orientalis L.; Periplaneta americana (L.); Periplaneta australasiae (F.)) are parasitized by an imported ensign wasp, Evania appendigaster (L.). Adult wasps are occasionally seen in city … Continue reading

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Lubber Grasshopper, Eastern Lubber

  Lubber Grasshoppers Subfamily Romaleinae This group is sometimes considered to be a separate family, Romaleidae. It differs from the other subfamilies in having a spine at the tip of the hind tibiae. Lubber grasshoppers bear a spine ventrally between … Continue reading

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Trap Jaw Ants

Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States. A new paper is designed … Continue reading

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American Cockroach or a PALMETTO bug

 American cockroach/Palmetto bug scientific name: Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Blattodea: Blattidae) Introduction – Distribution – Description – Life Cycle – Diet – Medical and Economic Significance – Management – Selected References Introduction (Back to Top) The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus), is the largest of the common peridomestic cockroaches measuring on average 4 cm in length. It occurs in … Continue reading

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