2017 Oct

Paper Wasp: Interesting Facts, Sting and How to Control Them

Paper Wasp: Interesting Facts, Sting and How to Control Them All wasps belong to the Hymenoptera order and also to the suborder referred to as Apocripta. Paper wasps belong to Polistes Genus. Other insects which are similar to wasps do not belong to this order or suborder. There are around 200 paper wasp species out [...]

2017 Oct

‘I got bit!’ I got bit!’ Copperhead snake bites woman at LongHorn Steakhouse

'I got bit!' I got bit!' Copperhead snake bites woman at LongHorn Steakhouse Rachel Myrick, of Fredericksburg, Va., was walking through the foyer of a LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania County earlier this month when she felt a sharp pain in her left foot, according to local media. Her first thought was that she’d been stung [...]

2017 Aug

Brown Recluse Spiders: 15 Facts and Information

Brown Recluse Spiders: 15 Facts and Information Brown recluse spiders are a potential danger to humans, especially people who have a weakened immune system, are elderly or are children. Rumors suggest that the brown recluse has now made its way into California, but is it true? We’re going to debunk the rumors and learn a [...]

2017 Jun

Bug Photographer Goes to Court to Fight His Own Pests

Alexander Wild is a bug photographer, selling his images of fire ants, bed bugs and other critters to pest control companies, board game developers and publications ranging from Nature to National Geographic. However, Wild also must deal with his own pests: Companies, government agencies and others that use his photos in their own advertising without [...]

2017 May

Here’s How States Plan to Protect Pregnant People from Zika

As the 2017 mosquito season draws near, states are bracing for another potential outbreak of the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness responsible for microcephaly in babies born to infected people. State health officials across the country have started to ramp up prevention efforts, encouraging residents to get tested and use repellent. Since parents-to-be are especially [...]

2017 Apr

10 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Kitchen

I love springtime — except for the invasion of ants in my kitchen that this time of year seems to encourage. We all have our worst ant moments; mine happened when I was preparing to give my 5-year-old son his breakfast cereal, and discovered that the entire contents of the package were alive, moving with all [...]