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2014-10-15 23:13:07

After votes were tallied by one of Los Angeles' top newspapers, The Daily News, Ecola Termite and Pest Control was voted the best exterminator in Southern California. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 There are many choices in Los Angeles for just about anything so it's really exciting when a “best” at anything is determined. In fact, Ecola Termite and Pest Control understands this and that’s why the owner, Sue Fries a.k.a. “The Termite Lady”, always tells her...

human gut for biolfuels
2014-09-25 03:00:14

Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report. Their study, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to use biochemical approaches to confirm the hypothesis that microbes...

termite soldier
2014-09-25 03:00:53

Biologisk Institut, University of Copenhagen Achieving complete breakdown of plant biomass for energy conversion in industrialized bioreactors remains a complex challenge, but new research shows that termite fungus farmers solved this problem more than 30 million years ago. The new insight reveals that the great success of termite farmers as plant decomposers is due to division of labor between a fungus breaking down complex plant components and gut bacteria contributing enzymes for final...

2014-08-01 23:01:19

What happens when you have a determined mother battling to protect her child from the harmful effects of chemicals and allergens in her home? Learn more about Susan Fries a.k.a. "The Termite Lady." Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Susan Fries a.k.a The Termite Lady has been around the pest control business for over thirty years. Inspired and motivated by her son who suffered from symptoms of chronic asthma, Sue Fries approached the pest management industry like only a...

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...


Latest Termite Reference Libraries

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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