October TV Spot #1:

Answer: Ticks can survive up to a year in hiking and hunting equipment!

October TV Spot #2:

Answer: Rodents contaminate 25% of the world’s grain supply each year!

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September TV Spot #1:

 Answer:

There are 25 species of scorpions that are capable of killing people with their sting!

 

September TV Spot #2:

Answer:

If you took every one of the more than 10,000 species of ants, they would weigh more than all of the people in the world.

 

August TV Spot #1:

Answer:

The most successful predator is the dragonfly, catching their prey 95% of the time.

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Gardening/Archives/2014/Dragonflies.aspx

 

August TV Spot #2:

Answer:

You should inspect your luggage and belongings for bedbugs after traveling.  The affluent, well-traveled individuals which transport these insects worldwide.

Click here for 10 helpful steps to avoid bringing bed bugs home from a hotel!

http://hornespestcontrol.com/2014/01/bed-bugs/

http://hornespestcontrol.com/2013/10/bed-bugs-2/

http://www.wrdw.com/news/onyourside/headlines/ONLY-ON-12–Bed-bugs-infest-local-hotel-204572571.html

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-09-29/do-it-yourself-bed-bug-extermination-can-be-dangerous-health-cdc-study-finds

http::/www2.ca.uky.edu?entomology/entfacts/ef636.asp 

 

July TV Spot #1:

Answer:

Scientists have used the lighting material from lightning bugs, also known as Fireflies, for medical purposes.  Some of these medical purposes include locating blood clots and tuberculosis cells.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC254324/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208130040.htm

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/

 

July TV Spot #2:

Answer:

The bioluminescent glow of lightning bugs is the most efficient form of light.  These beetles give off the same amount light as a candle yet the candle produces 80,000 times more heat.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/

http://www.firefly.org/

http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/invertebrates/firefly.aspx

 

June TV Spot #1:

Answer:

Most people don’t have these beetles much attention, but during their third stage of metamorphosis they are white grubs.  wreak havoc on many types of turf grass by eating their roots.  It is not uncommon for infestations to number 10 grubs per square foot and at this point the grass can often be pulled back like a piece of carpet.

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/white-grubs-lawns

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/308170/June-beetle

https://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/bimg139.html

 

June TV Spot #2:

Click here to view our comprehensive mosquito reduction plan.

 

May’s Trivia Spot #1:

Answer:

Currently, the military uses actual honeybees and beetles to locate landmines and areas of toxic gas.  Insect size drones can be used for environmental monitoring, search and rescue operations, or crop pollination assistance.

http://techland.time.com/2013/05/03/a-wing-and-a-tether-tiny-robotic-insects-now-capable-of-controlled-flight/

 

May TV Trivia #2:

Answer:

The life cycle of an adult Mayfly is short lived, only surviving one to two days!

http://www.bugfacts.net/mayfly.php#.U0acXvldUop

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/189544/mayfly

https://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg3.html

April’s Trivia Spot #1:

Answer:

In Georgia, Argentine ant trails have reached lengths over 350 feet!

http://www.caes.uga.edu/applications/publications/files/pdf/C%20926_3.PDF

http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/esps/factsheets/household_structural/argentine_ants_hs42.html

 

April’s Trivia Spot #2:

Answer:

To produce 1 pound of honey, a Honey Bee colony may travel 50,000 miles!

http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/beefactstrivia.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130510-honeybee-bee-science-european-union-pesticides-colony-collapse-epa-science/?rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=20131016_rw_membership_r1p_us_se_w#finished

http://www.xerces.org/neonicotinoids-and-bees/

 

March’s Trivia Spot #1:

Answer:

According to the University of Florida – Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences there are 650 Springtail species in North America, and 3,600 species found worldwide!

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig124

 

March Trivia Spot #2:

Answer:

According to The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians, there are 2,700 species of snakes found throughout the world, except Antarctica.  There are 115 species found in the U.S. and Canada.

A little closer to home, there are 40 species of snakes in Georgia and 38 in South Carolina, according to The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

 

September TV Spot #1:

 Answer:

There are 25 species of scorpions that are capable of killing people with their sting!

 

September TV Spot #2:

Answer:

If you took every one of the more than 10,000 species of ants, they would weigh more than all of the people in the world.

 

August TV Spot #1:

Answer:

The most successful predator is the dragonfly, catching their prey 95% of the time.

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Gardening/Archives/2014/Dragonflies.aspx

 

August TV Spot #2:

Answer:

You should inspect your luggage and belongings for bedbugs after traveling.  The affluent, well-traveled individuals which transport these insects worldwide.

Click here for 10 helpful steps to avoid bringing bed bugs home from a hotel!

http://hornespestcontrol.com/2014/01/bed-bugs/

http://hornespestcontrol.com/2013/10/bed-bugs-2/

http://www.wrdw.com/news/onyourside/headlines/ONLY-ON-12–Bed-bugs-infest-local-hotel-204572571.html

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-09-29/do-it-yourself-bed-bug-extermination-can-be-dangerous-health-cdc-study-finds

http::/www2.ca.uky.edu?entomology/entfacts/ef636.asp 

 

July TV Spot #1:

Answer:

Scientists have used the lighting material from lightning bugs, also known as Fireflies, for medical purposes.  Some of these medical purposes include locating blood clots and tuberculosis cells.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC254324/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208130040.htm

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/

 

July TV Spot #2:

Answer:

The bioluminescent glow of lightning bugs is the most efficient form of light.  These beetles give off the same amount light as a candle yet the candle produces 80,000 times more heat.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/

http://www.firefly.org/

http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/invertebrates/firefly.aspx

 

 

May TV Trivia #2:

Answer:

The life cycle of an adult Mayfly is short lived, only surviving one to two days!

http://www.bugfacts.net/mayfly.php#.U0acXvldUop

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/189544/mayfly

https://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg3.html

 

April’s Trivia Spot #1:

Answer:

In Georgia, Argentine ant trails have reached lengths over 350 feet!

http://www.caes.uga.edu/applications/publications/files/pdf/C%20926_3.PDF

http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/esps/factsheets/household_structural/argentine_ants_hs42.html

 

April’s Trivia Spot #2:

Answer:

To produce 1 pound of honey, a Honey Bee colony may travel 50,000 miles!

http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/beefactstrivia.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130510-honeybee-bee-science-european-union-pesticides-colony-collapse-epa-science/?rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=20131016_rw_membership_r1p_us_se_w#finished

http://www.xerces.org/neonicotinoids-and-bees/

 

March’s Trivia Spot #1:

Answer:

According to the University of Florida – Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences there are 650 Springtail species in North America, and 3,600 species found worldwide!

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig124

 

March Trivia Spot #2:

Answer:

According to The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians, there are 2,700 species of snakes found throughout the world, except Antarctica.  There are 115 species found in the U.S. and Canada.

A little closer to home, there are 40 species of snakes in Georgia and 38 in South Carolina, according to The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

 

February’s Trivia Spot #1:  

Answer:  

There are only 3 types of social insects but over 12,000 species: 2,750 different termite species, 8,800 different ant species and over 1,300 different bee, wasp and hornet (hymenoptera) species.

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent425/tutorial/Social/

 

February’s Trivia Spot #2:  

Answer:  

While the guidelines vary by the type of food product, the FDA allows less than 60 insect fragments and 1 rodent hair per 100 grams in chocolate! 100 grams of chocolate = 2 candy bars!!!

Many of those who have allergic reactions to chocolate are not having a reaction to the chocolate, or the ingredients used to make the chocolate – but in fact, the cockroach parts that have contaminated the chocolate.

To find out the FDA guidelines for other food products, visit the FDA’s website here:  http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/sanitationtransportation/ucm056174.htm

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/chocolate-allergies-linked-cockroach-parts-628784

 

January’s Trivia Spot #1:

Answer:  The fastest crawling insect is the Australian Tiger Beetle. It can reach speeds up to 5.6 mph making it the fastest crawling insect in the world.

 

January’s Trivia Spot #2:

Answer: While no one really knows for sure the exact figure, but many industry leaders placed Cigarette Beetle damage at 250 million in 2010.