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2014-04-16 23:17:09

Bed bugs were reportedly spotted in a motel in east San Antonio. In connection with it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the public kill bed bugs fast and safely. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 In San Antonio, a customer of one motel complained of being bitten by bed bugs. In connection with it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray in order to help the public kill bed bugs fast. A report from mysanantonio.com...

2014-04-15 23:13:29

My Cleaning Products announced it would be giving out more samples of its bed bug spray – Bed Bug Bully. It cited that it's both effective and safe, hence, it is the best help against bed bugs that anyone could get. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Bed bugs are small but are a big trouble. And with their prevalence these days, the public needs a help to kill them fast and safe. My Cleaning Products asserted that Bed Bug Bully -its pesticide-exempt bed bug spray- is that best...

2014-04-15 23:10:21

Insect Shield blankets offer invisible, odorless protection from a variety of insects that can carry Lyme disease, West Nile virus, malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring is here which means the bugs are on their way... It is time to get ready for the annual battle against Spring/Summer insects. According to the CDC, Lyme disease has become an epidemic - and not just in the Northeast. More than 300,000 cases of Lyme are...

2014-04-15 23:09:52

Spring is finally here and in order to prevent severe ant infestations later on, DoMyOwnPestControl.com is advising homeowners to act now with these basic preventative ant control tips. Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring temperatures cause ants to come out of their winter hiding places in droves searching for food, water, and shelter, all things your home provides. Prevention is key in preventing ants as soon as warm weather hits: reducing access to shelter, food, and water...

2014-04-14 23:10:34

Bed bugs infested a Marine base in North Carolina, said a report. In order to help anyone dealing with those critters, My Cleaning Products suggested a spray to kill bed bugs fast and safe. Jacksonville, NC (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Bed bugs were reportedly infesting a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. The website marinecorpstimes.com relayed the details of it on its post published on April 10, 2014. In connection with it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray...

Fruit Flies Use Not Just Eyes, But Antennae To Control Air Speed
2014-04-11 14:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geneticists may know the fruit fly genus Drosophila as go-to organisms for their research, but a new study focused instead on how these insects go into a sort of “cruise control” while in flight. Using bursts of air and sophisticated software, the new study revealed that fruit flies use a combination of vision and their wind-sensitive antennae to maintain a constant flight speed relative to the ground. The new study, published in...

2014-04-10 23:28:45

Bed bugs were spotted at a Summit County welfare office, said a report. And so, to help the residents protect their houses from their widespread, My Cleaning Products recommended a bed bug spray that is pesticide-exempt. Akron, OH (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Because of bed bugs, a welfare building in Summit County in Ohio was closed down. A post from ohio.com relayed the news on April 08, 2014. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a bed bug spray to help the residents protect...

2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

Sunken Logs Create New Habitats For Seafloor Animals
2014-04-10 14:25:36

MBARI When it comes to food, most of the deep sea is a desert. Many seafloor animals feed on marine snow—the organic remnants of algae and animals that live in the sunlit surface waters, far above. However, marine snow only falls as a light dusting and doesn’t have much nutritional value. Thus, any other sources of food that reach the deep sea provide a temporary feast. Even bits of dead wood, waterlogged enough to sink, can support thriving communities of specialized animals. A new...

Scientists Find Four Eyes In 305M-Year-Old Daddy Longlegs Fossil
2014-04-10 13:42:21

[ Watch the Video: Ancient Harvestman Arachnid Images Reveal Secrets ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of arachnids known as harvestmen -- or more commonly daddy longlegs -- are known from every continent on the planet except for Antarctica. These spindly-legged creatures have been creeping and crawling around for hundreds of millions of years. While living harvestmen have a single pair of eyes, a newly-described harvestmen fossil from France shows...


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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...

Jumping Spiders, Salticidae
2014-06-19 08:06:16

Salticidae is a family that holds over five thousand species of jumping spiders that can be found throughout the world, including areas with heavy snowfall. Most species prefer to reside in tropical forests, but these spiders can also be found in temperate forests, deserts, and mountainous regions, among other habitats. Although the taxonomic structure of this family is well established, the closest relatives of the family have not yet been identified. Jumping spiders can range in size...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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