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2013-06-19 12:21:46

Wood borer makes its own enzyme, which could thrive in industrial setting Researchers from the United Kingdom, the Energy Department´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the University of Kentucky have recently published a paper describing a novel cellulose-degrading enzyme from a marine wood borer Limnoria quadripunctata, commonly known as the gribble. Gribbles are biologically intriguing because they exhibit a relatively unique ability to produce their own enzymes...

2013-06-18 23:16:46

NOAA is predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. As communities prepare for heavy rain and strong winds, Western Pest Services is advising homeowners to plan for another threat that comes with these storms — increased pest pressures. PARSIPPANY, N.J. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 As many states along the East Coast prepare for hurricane season, experts from Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest control company with branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast...

2013-06-06 23:38:10

EcoShield Pest Control, the nationwide pest control company, is expanding its services in three regions of the United States, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago Illinois and Houston Texas. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 EcoShield Pest Control, the nationwide pest control company, is expanding its services in three regions of the United States, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago Illinois and Houston Texas. The company, which has an established network of locations that serves customers in states like...

2013-05-29 23:25:29

Special Offer For Pest Control Services And Extermination In Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts Homes Southport, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Eliminate´Em Pest Control Services in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts announces a special $35.00 off any pest control or wildlife service. This special offer is valid for extermination and/or removal of termites, ants, carpenter ants, moles, bees, hornets, wasps, carpenter bees, squirrel, raccoon and bat removal. Residents in...

2013-05-21 23:22:15

Bug Busters Pest Control, a rapidly growing family-owned pest control company based in Farmville, VA, was featured in the latest issue of Pest Control Technology for their delicate handling of a termite infestation at the popular tourist destination of Jamestown Settlement. Farmville, VA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Bug Busters Pest Control, a Farmville, VA pest control company, was recently featured in the national industry publication Pest Control Technology for their delicate handling of a...

2013-05-21 23:21:01

Mosquitoes can put a damper on the summer time, but Horne´s Pest Control Company offers information and advice for dealing with the biting pest. Martinez, GA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Mosquitoes are always an issue in the summer months, and in some ways seem to be getting worse. Some entomologists believe, that as a result of global warming, diseases carried by insects will continue to increase. It is believed that since the beginning of time - mosquitoes are responsible for more human...

2013-05-06 23:01:13

Just in time for termite season, leading Middle Tennessee pest and termite control service U.S. Pest Protection has announced the launch of their new mobile website. The new website incorporates true mobile design and development functionality meeting the needs of a customer base increasingly on the move. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 As consumers begin to rely more heavily on mobile and handheld devices to discover professional services the pest protection experts at U.S. Pest...

2013-04-08 23:04:53

Terminix Identifies Top 15 Termite Towns Expected to Experience Swarming Memphis, TN (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 If you´re still thawing out from last month´s cold weather, you´re not alone. The majority of the continental United States has been locked under historically chilly weather. In fact, March 2013 was the second-coldest on record since 2000 and the average March temperature was 13 degrees cooler than last year, according to the National Weather Service. The good news is...

2013-04-08 23:00:47

As spring approaches and pest activity increases, pest control services often eat up a large portion of a homeowner´s budget. DoMyOwnPestControl.com affirms homeowners can do their own pest control safely and effectively with significant savings. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Spring is project time. From DIY home renovations and landscaping projects, even pest control becomes a big part of a homeowner´s to-do list. Unfortunately, pest control services can be pricey, ranging...


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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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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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