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Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that running cockroaches begin to recover from being pushed sideways even before their nervous systems kick in to tell their legs what to do. The research team hopes that these new insights on the stabilization of biological systems could one day help engineers design steadier robots.
An allergic reaction to cockroaches is a major contributor to asthma in urban children, but new research suggests that the insects are just one part of a more complex story.
We all remember the dinner scene in the hit 1979 film ‘Alien’. Everything seemed fine, when all of a sudden an alien parasite emerged from the chest cavity of Ian Holm. Right here on earth, in the insect world, this phenomenon appears to be nothing new.
For those who think they do not need exterminator services in the cold winter months, professional pest control provider explains why perceptions may be off. Windham,
Geckos and cockroaches share a unique locomotive behavior: both can run off a ledge at full speed and execute a pendulum-like motion to swing themselves fully around to the underside of the platform and continue running.
Cockroaches performing ninja-like acrobatics surprised University of California, Berkeley biologists who were studying the insect’s locomotion and escape abilities.
A national study by HomeTeam Pest Defense, the third largest residential pest control company in the U.S., finds that 84 percent of America’s homeowners experienced a pest problem in the past
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The Darwin termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis), also known as the giant northern termite, is a species of termite that can only be found in northern areas of Australia. This species is the only member of its genus and the only living member of the family Mastotermitidae. It does not typically occur in large groups, but if food, water, and space are adequate, populations can number in the millions. This typically occurs in areas where natural conditions have been altered including near piles of...
Image Caption: House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. Credit: Bruce Marlin/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0) Scutigera coleoptrata is one of many species of house centipedes. This species is native to the Mediterranean, but it is capable of moving to other region of the world including most of Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. It is thought to have first ventured from its native range into Mexico and Guatemala, and its range has now stretched into Argentina in the south and Canada in...
Moniliformis moniliformis is a species of acanthocephalan parasite that can infect humans, though it rarely does. Human infections have been reported in the United States, Iran, Iraq, and Nigeria. It has been found in rats all over the world, and usually is found in cats, dogs and, in Poland, red foxes. Intermediate hosts are usually beetles and cockroaches. This parasite, like other acanthocephalans, does not have a digestive tract. It absorbs nutrients through the tegument (external...
Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. The names of the order are derived from Greek blatta, meaning "cockroach". There are roughly 3,500 species in 6 families. Cockroaches exist worldwide, with the exception of the polar regions and in elevations above 6,500 ft (2,000 m). Among the most well-known species are the American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana) which is about 3 cm long, and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) about 1.5 cm long. Tropical cockroaches are often...
The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a large cockroach which is originally from the island of Madagascar off the African coast. They are large and wingless and grow up to 2.5" in length and are brown to black in color. The insect makes a hissing sound for communication. They can live up to two years. It is a very popular pet because of its hissing sound and large size, and interesting appearance. It has become a popular insect in Hollywood movies, featured...
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