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2014-07-16 08:30:15

Program educates home building pros on the importance of defensive building VISTA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (PINK: ECOB), the manufacturer of Eco Red Shield(TM) treated wood products that uniquely protects against termites, rot, fire and mold, today announced the establishment of the Company's proprietary defensive builder certification programs to educate key constituents within the home builder industry on the importance and feasibility of defensive...

Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains Eating Insects
2014-07-03 07:31:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that seasonal diet changes may have played a role in the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in human ancestors and other primates. The findings, published in the Journal of Human Evolution, show that figuring out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs and other bugs might have been the catalyst for early tool use....

2014-05-22 08:22:40

Eco Red Shield(TM) Orders Heading into All Types of Climates in Multiple Locations VISTA, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the Company is experiencing an ever increasing operational tempo across the Country with orders shipping to Hawaii for Blazer Industries, and rail cars in support of multi-family projects in Colorado for Shelter Products. Additionally, both Southern California based ECOB facilities continues to produce...

Self-Organization Most Likely Cause Of Namibian Fairy Circles: Study
2014-05-21 07:09:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study of mysterious bare “fairy circles” of ground dotting the landscape in the Namibian grasslands have been determined to not be the work of sand termites as had been previously suggested, but rather self-organization. Scientists have been researching these crop circle-style, bare patches of ground for decades trying to come up with a reasonable explanation for why these formations occur. Research published last March...

2014-05-15 16:25:13

CLEVELAND, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung and so have prime conditions for termites, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, mosquitos, fleas and other pests to flourish in and around homes and other buildings. Pest Management Professional magazine is pleased to make available "Bugs Be Gone" an indispensable resource to help homeowners and pest management professionals (PMPs) in basic pest identification and control. "Dr. Bennett's new Bugs Be Gone book is an invaluable resource...

2014-05-01 16:23:14

Use these five steps if you suspect a termite attack INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Your first reaction to seeing flying termites in your home could be panic. If you've had a previous termite infestation, you probably just feel angry. Either way, hungry termites mean business and your home is on the menu. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82668 "After the cold winter we've had, you may be surprised to know that termites are swarming right now," says Ty Ferraro, Dow...

2014-04-24 16:31:27

A green product that actually works INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Must green involve compromise? Not always. It's possible for green products to actually equal or outperform less earth-friendly options. One example is the Sentricon(®) System, which provides welcome relief to homeowners in every state where hungry termites view homes as food. Yes, the Sentricon System is a green product that really works. The proof is in the 60-plus scientific studies and the 2...

2014-04-11 23:03:08

There are many things homeowners can do during spring clean up of lawns and gardens that can prevent pests inside. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Finally! The weather is beautiful in the St. Louis area and homeowners can get the gardening gloves on and head outside to tackle the lawn and garden work. Some property owners don’t know that the outside of a home can be greatly impacted by what may be lurking in the front or back yard. Ensuring that yards, gardens, and decks/patios...

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...

2014-03-28 23:01:36

Pest Control Orange County is a professional bug and termite exterminator service provider in Orange County, CA. The newly launched website aims to inform new customers the different types of pest control services offered. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Pest Control Orange County announces the launch of their new website http://www.pest-control-orangecounty.com. Orange County, CA is one of the the country's most popular locations, the focus of movies, television shows and books....


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Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this species in 1831, when Robert Dale led an expedition through the Avon Valley. George Robert Waterhouse...

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2007-06-25 07:54:33

The Aardvark, Orycteropus afer, sometimes called the "˜antbear', is a medium-sized mammal native to Africa. It lives south of the Sahara desert where there is suitable habitat for them to live. It prefers savannas, grasslands, woodlands and bush. They are not found in deserts but are found in areas where there is a good supply of ants and termites. The most distinctive characteristic of the Aardvark is their teeth. Instead of having a pulp cavity, they have a number of thin tubes of...

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2007-01-19 20:40:01

The aardwolf (Proteles cristatus) is a small insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The name means "earth wolf" in Afrikaans. Unlike other hyenas, the aardwolf is a defenseless animal whose diet almost completely consists of termites. The natural enemies are deterred by the superficial resemblance to the more aggressive hyena species. The aardwolf is the only surviving species of the subfamily Protelinae. Physical characteristics The aardwolf looks most like the...

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2006-12-12 13:58:15

Southern Tamandua or Lesser Anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla, is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites and bees. It has very strong fore claws that can be used to break insect nests or to defend. Geographic Range Tamandua tetradactyla is found in South America from Venezuela and Trinidad to northern Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay...

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