Category Archives: bad bugs

Essential oil-based insecticides provide effective Bed Bug Control

Good news for those who prefer low-toxic natural insecticides.   The latest study published the Journal of Economic Entomology by Changlu Wang’s lab at Rutgers University discovered that the plant oil based products may provide effective beg bug control in 10 … read more »

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Identify a Spider

There are nearly 1000 different species of spiders located throughout the state of Texas.  Two venomous species of spiders, the black widow (Latrodectus mactans) and the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) are commonly found in Texas. Both of these species of … read more »

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Scary

  Invasion of brain eating insects Scientist have discovered an insect (Tyrannos necrotizing sauros fasciitis,) in several western states. These insects works their way through the ear canal into its victims brain and starts to eat inward towards the center … read more »

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Unwanted visiters

Boxelder bugs, Autumn is here and Boxelder bugs will try to move into homes during fall as they search for overwintering sites, often in large numbers. Fortunately, they do not bite people and are essentially harmless to property. When abundant, … read more »

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I Hate House Flies

The most annoying flying inset is house flies. They are just everywhere. They are the only living things that I dare to kill and don’t feel guilty about it. I look up and find some tips to prevent house flies. … read more »

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Scary Bugs.!!!

Entomophobia, derived from the Greek words “entomos”(insects) and “phobos”(fear), is the fear of insects or “bugs”. A fear of insects is quite normal. Some people are so afraid of insects that it can affect their ability to function normally in society … read more »

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How cool is this.?

A cabbage hiring wasp hitmen to protect it from a butterfly invasion sounds like the premise of a deranged children’s movie. But new research shows something like that actually might happen in nature. Plants give off a range of chemical distress … read more »

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West Nile Virus – Protection and Prevention

Signs and Systems of West Nile Virus Illness: West Nile Fever West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease  Clinical manifestation of West Nile Virus: Encephalitis Meningitis Asymmetric Flaccid Paralysis Definitive diagnosis is by laboratory testing –Peripheral Blood Testing for IgM EIA for West … read more »

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West Nile Virus

Hello Friends, With the scare of West Nile Virus in Texas, here’s a few tips on avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes. Dusk to Dawn: Try to stay inside from dusk to dawn, that’s when mosquitoes are most active. Dress: Wear light … read more »

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Fun with Bugs

Cockroaches can live for several weeks after having their heads chopped off. If you cut their heads off, very often their necks would seal off just by clotting, there’s no uncontrolled bleeding. The roach brain does not control this breathing … read more »

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