How Do Ants Find Food?

The amazing ant… These tiny insects are so organized and selfless, that they can accomplish huge feats for the livelihood of their colony.  Organized in a tightly knit caste system, each insect knows exactly what its role is and how to perform it.  They war, hunt, farm, reproduce and scavenge over vast spaces. …

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Can an assassin bug kill you?

With such a deadly name, It’s no wonder that they sound so dangerous.  But this isn’t the only name that this bug goes by.  Conenose bug, Triatoma bug and even wheel bug can be attributed to this insect.  And they can be ugly.  Sharp edges, large oval body and elongated head…

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Formosan Termites

Termites can come in all shapes and sizes.  There are Australian termite nests that have six to ten foot pillars that they live in.  Some are dry wood termites that live exclusively in the wood.  Some live in the ground.  The most feared, though are the Formosan termites.  These termites…

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Termites vs Ants

Organized battle, medical attention, triage and chemical weapons are all integral parts of any good war movie.  But this article isn’t about any war movie you’ve every seen .  Its about the ongoing battle of termites vs ants.  For millions of years ants have targeted termite queens and eggs as a food…

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How Do Mice Reproduce

Mice and rats are common house hold pests.  They enjoy living with the comforts of our homes.  But of course, this is not a good situation.  Mice and rats can carry diseases and contaminate our food.  They are not sanitary and can leave droppings all over the place.  We need…

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How Fleas Reproduce

In many households, our cats and dogs hold a special place in our hearts.  They are just as much part of the family as anyone else in our house.  We do our best to treat them well, keep them healthy and happy.  But fleas can work against that.  Many ask how…

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What Termites Look Like

Here in Oklahoma, termites are an all too common pest.  These pests are known for damaging structures and initiating havoc.  Any home owner will tell you that these pests are some of the most feared around.  But how would you know if you had them?  You would have to start by…

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Why Termites Swarm

In this part of the country, we have termites that must live underground.  These subterranean termites live in a colony that gives each insect a role to play in their survival.  As the spring months near, a huge number of these underground termites will suddenly be found in swarms, above ground, just to…

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How Termites Communicate

Of all the wood destroying insects, termites are the most famous.  And with good reason.  Termites cause more economic damage than any other insect.  They search and destroy the wood in homes, businesses and other structures.  Many have wondered how termites communicate?  They use pheromones, or hormonal smells, and vibrations…

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