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2014-03-26 23:33:44

Bed bugs spotted in state government building in Chicago, shared a report. My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the residents protect themselves from the further spread of the critters. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 A state building in Chicago was found to have bed bugs earlier this month. News website cbslocal.com related the details of it on its post dated March 20, 2014. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a bed bug spray in...

2014-03-26 08:28:45

Residential mosquito spraying service utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients for mosquito and tick control solution MIDLAND PARK, N.J., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield of Northeast New Jersey will begin operations out of Midland Park in the spring of 2014, bringing the company's innovative mosquito and tick control solution to area residents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140326/MN90299 Mosquito Shield offers a proprietary blend of 99.97...

Energy-Efficient Robot Inspired By Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics
2014-03-25 13:36:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have built a robotic clam that is able to replicate how an Atlantic razor clam can burrow itself into the sea soil using very little energy. The Atlantic razor clam is able to dig itself through sea soil at about 0.4 inches per second and can dig up to one-fourth of a mile using the amount of energy equivalent to a AA battery. "The clam's trick is to move its shells in such a way as to liquefy the soil around its body,...

Diet Of Elusive Red Widow Spider Revealed
2014-03-21 16:46:03

University of Missouri-Columbia Beetles: it's what's for breakfast—at least for the red widow spider of Florida's "scrub" habitat, according to a study by University of Missouri biologist James Carrel. The study provides a first glimpse at the diet of this mysterious spider, revealing that it primarily preys upon species of scarab beetles common to the scrub habitat. Carrel's findings shed light on red widow spiders' restriction to the Florida scrub habitat and the need for habitat...

Ancient Clam Gardens Provide Food Security
2014-03-21 11:45:42

[ Watch the Video: Ancient Clam Garden ] Simon Fraser University A three-year study of ancient clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest has led researchers, including three from Simon Fraser University, to make a discovery that could benefit coastal communities’ food production. PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed science journal, has just published their study. Amy Groesbeck, an SFU alumna, SFU professors Anne Salomon, an ecologist, and Dana Lepofsky, an archaeologist, and Kirsten...

2014-03-21 08:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March 25 marks the start of the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association's (PaPMA) annual Termite Awareness Week to promote education and public vigilance against termites. Often called "silent destroyers," termites can live in your home undetected without causing any immediate signs of damage. Termites feed on cellulose, a plant-based material found in wood and many other materials used in home-building. Subterranean termites form colonies...

Earliest Stick Insect Fossils Discovered
2014-03-20 08:06:36

PLOS Wing shape and coloration pattern suggest plant-mimicking stick insects from the Early Cretaceous An ancient stick insect species may have mimicked plant leaves for defense, according to a paper published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 19, 2014 by Maomin Wang, from Capital Normal University, China and colleagues. Many insects have developed defense mechanisms, including the ability to mimic the surrounding environment. Stick and leaf insects mimic plants from...

2014-03-18 23:30:16

Bed bugs were scourging an apartment complex in Maine, said a report. In order to help the residents and the rest of the public, My Cleaning Products recommended the use of a pesticide-exempt spray to kill bed bugs fast and safe. Portland, ME (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Bed bugs were reportedly infesting an apartment complex in Maine. News website wgme.com gave the details about it on its post dated March 14, 2014. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug...

Nineteen New Speedy Praying Mantis Species Discovered That Hide And Play Dead To Avoid Capture
2014-03-18 20:17:07

Pensoft Publishers A scientist has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis from Central and South America. The new species of bark mantises were discovered in tropical forests and also found among existing museum collections. Dr. Gavin Svenson, curator of invertebrate zoology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, described the new species and published a revision of the genus Liturgusa in the open access journal ZooKeys. Svenson collected the insects from eight countries in...

2014-03-14 23:26:55

The bed bugs in Petersburg have invaded a high-rise apartment complex, said a report. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help anyone dealing with the same pests. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Bed bugs have invaded an apartment complex in Petersburg, Virginia. A report from wric.com dated March 10, 2014, related the details of the incident. Meanwhile, wanting to help anyone dealing with the critters, My Cleaning Products suggested...


Latest Phyla Reference Libraries

Leaf Insects, Phylliidae
2014-08-05 10:01:39

Phylliidae is a family of insects most commonly known as leaf insects or walking leaves, which can be found in Southeast Asia and South Asia to Australia. Although it is classified as a family, there is no general agreement on its classification, as many suggest that the family is actually a large taxon that should contain separate families of leaf insects. It is thought that this family has changed little over long periods of time, due to fossil evidence found of a forty-seven million year...

Cobweb Spider, Theridiidae
2014-06-23 08:44:11

Theridiidae is a family that contains over 2,200 species of cobweb spiders, also known as tangle-web spiders or comb-footed spiders, which can be found throughout the world. This species received its common names from its tendency to build three dimensional, sticky webs and from the comb of serrated bristles on the fourth leg. It is thought that this family is the only to hold a high diversity of web types, including gumfooted webs, which are highly similar to those produced by spiders in the...

Funnel Weavers, Agelenidae
2014-06-19 13:16:37

Agelenidae is a family that holds about 1,200 recognized species of funnel weaver spiders that occur throughout the world. These spiders build funnel shaped webs that trap prey in their complicated patterns, but they should not be confused with other families of spiders that build funnel webs like funnel-web spiders or funnel-web tarantulas. Funnel weavers can reach an average body length between .1 inches in the smallest species and .7 inches, although the largest species can reach total...

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2014-06-19 08:25:14

Sparassidae is a family that holds over one thousand species of huntsman spiders, also known as giant crab spiders and wood spiders, or as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders in some areas of its range. These species are native to Australia but were also introduced to temperate areas throughout the world including China, Japan, and some areas of the United States, including Florida and Hawaii. They inhabit warmer areas and can often be seen entering human habitations and other shelters...

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

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