In the Dark-Can Bees Fly at Night

In the Dark: Can Bees Fly at Night?

Did you ever wonder why you rarely see bees flying after dark? The reason is that most bumble bees and honey bees cannot see. They maneuver their way around by using the polarized light created by the sun's rays. However, some bees do possess night vision. These species are called crepuscular bees, meaning they are able…

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Is A Ladybug A Beetle

Is A Ladybug A Beetle?

A Ladybug is probably the only bug we don't consider a real pest. However, ladybugs are not bugs; they are beetles. Also, there are male and female ladybugs, so why are they called ladies? Hemiptera is the order to which a "true bug" belongs. Insects belonging to this order include cicadas and bedbugs. The Ladybug belongs…

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The Midge Insect Tiny Flying Bugs that Can Bite

The Midge Insect: Tiny Flying Bugs that Can Bite

These tiny flying bugs are a nuisance and their bite can pose a threat to anyone who spends time outside in the pre-dawn to sunset hours. They can also become a public health nuisance as well. Fishermen, campers, hikers, gardeners, and hunters are not exempt from the annoyance. When they bite it creates a painful,…

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Pollinators - Do Wasp Pollinate Flowers and Plants

Pollinators: Do Wasp Pollinate Flowers and Plants?

Wasps look a lot like honeybees. Therefore, many assume they also pollinate plants in the same manner. Yet, typically, this is an incorrect assumption. Wasps are beneficial predators within a garden and aid in the control of certain pests. The one stipulation here is that most wasps also will feed on diverse insects, so they…

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American Cockroach vs. Wood Roach-How are They Different

American Cockroach vs. Wood Roach: How are They Different?

How can you tell the difference between  American cockroaches  and  Pennsylvania wood roaches ? The primary way is that the American cockroach species is much bigger than the wood roaches. The adult males measure two inches in length and are a reddish-dark brown color. The oriental wood cockroach is darker brown, almost black; the females…

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Can You Hear Mice In the Walls?

If you suspect you have a mice infestation within the walls of your home, here are some signs to look for. Smelling odd odors similar to ammonia is one of the signs. In addition, seeing grease marks or mice feces, areas that have been gnawed on, or shredded items. You might even see a mouse…

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Car Roaches - How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in My Car

Car Roaches: How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in My Car

Think of your car as an extension of your home. If cockroach infestation in house is a reality, then there shouldn't be any surprise if they make their way to your car. Many people think an old car is more likely to have a roach problem. However, brand-new cars have even encountered a roach infestation. Imagine driving…

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Spider Infestation: How To Get Rid Of Spiders

There is good news and bad news about a spider infestation. The bad news, you have spiders inside your house. The good news is, most likely, they are not poisonous spiders, and, despite the popular myth, you won't eat them in your sleep! You might find a spider in your shower, under your pillow, or in…

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