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2009-04-15 18:26:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With the arrival of late spring, homeowners need to be on guard for an annual menace that threatens their homes: termites.

2009-04-15 09:35:00

Dinotefuran and Pyriproxyfen Combination Delivers Safe and Effective Control of All Stages of Fleas on Dogs FORT LEE, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit VetPharm announces the introduction of Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM), a new monthly, topical, flea control product containing dinotefuran and pyriproxyfen in combination to deliver a complete single dose monthly applied product that protects your dog from all stages of fleas -- adults, eggs, larvae and pupae.

2009-04-14 08:00:00

87 Percent of Adults Polled About Pests and the Economy Agree "There Is Still No Room for Bugs in My Home" ATLANTA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- While many Americans have slashed home maintenance budgets in this economy, a recent independent survey by Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, Inc.

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2009-03-27 09:43:01

Scientists at North Carolina State University and three universities in Japan have shown for the first time that it is possible for certain female termite "primary queens" to reproduce both sexually and asexually during their lifetimes.

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2008-12-02 11:05:00

California Academy of Sciences entomologist finds beetles moving to higher ground.

2008-11-25 14:15:06

A bop on the head by a Panamanian termite using its mandible is enough to kill a would-be invader, said U.S.

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2008-11-25 09:52:25

A single hit on the head by the termite Termes panamensis (Snyder), which possesses the fastest mandible strike ever recorded, is sufficient to kill a would-be nest invader.

2008-09-08 21:00:27

What you should know Many "bugs" in and around your house are harmless. In some countries, people even eat bugs. However, insects can take over your pantry, kitchen, your bathroom, or beds. Many bugs are so tiny you cannot see them.

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2008-08-19 10:20:00

A little known fungus tucked away in the gut of Asian longhorned beetles helps the insect munch through the hardest of woods according to a team of entomologists and biochemists.

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 11--La Crosse sidewalks had an extra crunch Thursday after the summer's first big mayfly hatch the night before. The National Weather Service in La Crosse captured the hatch on radar about 9:45 p.m.


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2005-09-09 09:12:45

A caterpillar is the larval form of a lepidopteran (a member of the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). Caterpillars are characterized by their long segmented bodies and many sets of "legs". They eat voracious leaf eaters and grow rapidly, During growth the caterpillar will shed its skin four to five times before pupating into its adult form. Caterpillars have six true legs (being hexapods) on the thorax, up to four pairs of prolegs on the middle segments of the abdomen, and...

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2005-09-08 14:31:33

The Dragonfly is an insect belonging to the Order Odonata and suborder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multi-faceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. The dragonfly's diet consists typically of mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They can be found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae (known as nymphs) are aquatic. Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans. Instead they are valued...

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2005-09-08 12:23:38

PHOTO CAPTION: Eriothrix rufomaculata (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The tachinid flies (family Tachinidae) are by far the largest and most important group of insect parasitic flies, with over 1300 species in North America. It is a diverse group with some resembling drab houseflies and others brilliantly colored. All species are parasitic in the larval stage, and many are important natural enemies of major pests. Many species of tachinids have been introduced into North America from...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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2005-09-08 11:11:08

PHOTO CAPTION: Goliath Beetle Beetles are one of the main groups of insects. Their order, Coleoptera (meaning "sheathed wing"), has more species than any other order in the entire animal kingdom. Forty percent of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are regularly discovered. Estimates put the total number of species at between 5 and 8 million. When J. B. S. Haldane, a British geneticist, was asked what his studies of nature revealed about...

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