Tag: climate change

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Why termites are important in rainforests during drought

January 24, 2019 By
What are termites doing when they’re not pests? Turns out they have a pretty important role in rainforest ecosystems. A group of researchers revealed that termites were particularly beneficial to rainforests during periods of drought. The new termite research was... Read more»
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The Ecological Impacts of El Niño — and why it’s good for the pest control industry

July 14, 2016 By
While the exact mechanisms of El Niño aren’t fully understood — not surprising, given it involves a complicated back-and-forth between ocean waters and the atmosphere — there is one thing for sure: Its impacts are felt around the globe. From snow-starved... Read more»
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Hazy Shade of (Something Kinda’ Like) Winter

December 2, 2015 By
Winter chills are finally settling in here in the Midwest, but it’s already December 2nd and we’re nowhere near what we’re used to this time of year. Throughout November we had several handfuls of autumn afternoons that felt miraculously like... Read more»
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Lone Star tick spreads to New England

June 29, 2015 By
Although the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) doesn’t transmit Lyme disease, it brings several new threats to the tick scene in the Northeast. It is most commonly believed that climate change, which is having a major impact on tick populations... Read more»
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Ghost moose, ticks, and pest management in a new age

June 12, 2015 By
Global warming, or “climate change” as many call it, appears to be having a significant impact on tick populations, and posing a direct threat to other wildlife. As an example, check out the harsh realities National Geographic recently encountered in New... Read more»
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