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North Carolina battles mosquitoes after hurricane

October 5, 2018 By
After Hurricane Florence blew through North Carolina, flooding took over parts of the state. Almost two weeks later, the flooding has led to a mosquito infestation in the region. The storm brought nearly 20 inches of rainwater in some areas.... Read more»
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Leave wildlife control to the pros, so they say

September 26, 2018 By
A Cleveland Browns fan caught an opossum that was lose in First Energy Stadium after searching for a how-to video on YouTube. Read more»
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Over 7,000 rare insects stolen from Philadelphia Insectarium

September 18, 2018 By
The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion was started in an exterminator's storefront window. Read more»
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A different take on bird control

September 6, 2018 By
Trash-collecting birds are part of the answer for cleaning up cigarette butts at an amusement park in France. Read more»
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Ballpark offers grain beetle giveaway

September 4, 2018 By
Spend a day at the ballpark and if you’re lucky, you will experience memorable moments like back-to-back home runs and walk-off doubles. If you’re unlucky, you will bring home a giveaway infested with pests. The San Diego Padres’ beach hat... Read more»
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‘Eating Insects’ conference hosted at UGA

August 23, 2018 By
UGA hosted the Eating Insects national conference, an annual gathering by the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture. Read more»
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Texas A&M experts assist South Korea with red fire ant invasion

July 26, 2018 By
South Korea reaches out to Texas A&M, leading experts on red fire ants, for help controlling a recent invasion. Read more»
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Spiders can jump how far?

July 19, 2018 By
Humans can jump pretty far, but spiders can jump even farther to catch their prey. According to ValueWalk, some spider species hunt by jumping on their prey instead of spinning a web. The average spider typically uses spinnerets to create... Read more»
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Raccoon climbs 25-story building in downtown St. Paul

July 12, 2018 By
A raccoon goes on a wild adventure while escaping capture by the Wildlife Management Services. Her day began by scoping out pigeon nests on the ledge of St. Paul’s UBS Tower, and turned into a day-long climb up a 25-story... Read more»
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Mosquitoes, midges pester players during a World Cup match

July 5, 2018 By
Players and fans during a world cup match had to battle with clouds of insects at a Russian arena. Read more»
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