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    February 25, 2014

    Most people know that bats are mammals. But few realize that Bats account for about 20% of all mammal species. Bats are found in all parts of the world except the Arctic. There are more than 1200 species of bats and 45 are present in the United States. Bats are the only mammal capable of true flight. Bats usually live an average of 4-10 […]

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    January 15, 2014

    Cockroaches are one of the most recognized insects in the world, it is generally accepted that they can survive a nuclear blast. There are over 5000 species of Cockroaches worldwide and the earliest fossilized Cockroach dates back 280 million years – 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs. Below are some interesting tidbits about some of the different species: They vary in size […]

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    October 16, 2013

    The Common Bed Bug is a parasitic insect.  It is usually found in mattresses and feeds on human blood during the night.  Bed Bugs are one of the earlier referenced “pests” on record having first been mentioned in 400 BC.  We now know that the Common Bed Bug has been a human parasite for thousands of years.  From about 77AD and into the 18th […]

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    September 26, 2013

    When camping, hiking, hunting, fishing from the banks or other outdoor activity, one should be careful to inspect the area in which you will be spending time. Rake back the straw, inspect in the crevices of bark on trees, under leaves etc. Ticks may be present. Ticks are also a common pest for people with pets living outside especially if they live in […]

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    September 18, 2013

    Mice are often seen as an aggravation.  Mice are rarely thought of for their destructive nature.  People must often be reminded that it was mice, infested with fleas, which caused the Black Plaque that decimated Europe’s population.  Even today, with all of the modern exterminating practices, rodents destroy 25% of the World’s grain supply annually.  Currently, 8 million people starve to death every year […]

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    September 5, 2013

    Fleas are a common household pest for people with animals.  Though many consider them a nuisance, their disease carrying potential should not be ignored.  Fleas (transported by rodents) are responsible for Europe’s Black Plague.   Some estimates conclude that in four years (1346-1350), the Black Plague killed 25% of the world’s population – some 100 million people.  Other more conservative estimates have the death toll […]

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    August 18, 2013

    Mosquitoes seem to be becoming more of an issue as of late.  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 one half of all human deaths.  This is more than all other causes combined.  Even today, Malaria infects about 250 […]