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Truly Nolen’s Minor League ‘Madness’

April 9, 2018 By
In March 2016, Truly Nolen Pest Control created the TRULY Insect Madness Bracket of Insects, which featured 16 insects and mirrored the fun of the yearly NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. After the fourth-seeded Ladybug was voted by our... Read more»
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Photo: Science Museum Oklahoma

Oklahoma museum showcases giant interactive insects

April 27, 2017 By
Science Museum Oklahoma opened its new “Backyard Bugs: An Oklahoma Insect Adventure” exhibit April 22, featuring larger-than-life insect replicates. The exhibit includes a 9-ft. animatronic praying mantis and a monarch butterfly and more than a dozen varieties of live insects... Read more»
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Illustration: Arwin Provonsha, Purdue Department of Entomology

Students lobby for Indiana to name official state insect

January 26, 2017 By
A second grade class in West Lafayette, Indiana, is petitioning for the state to name the Say’s firefly (Pyractomena angulata) its official insect. The students’ teacher found that in order for it to become an official law, legislators must pass a bill.... Read more»
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Quick updates on fireflies, mice and mosquitoes

August 25, 2016 By
Did you know? Fireflies (lampyridae) are on the decline, magnets make mice happy and a new lotion that smells good to humans repels Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Read more»
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photo: Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Study: Desert ants beat heat with mirror-like coats

April 15, 2016 By
A study published on April 13 revealed that the silvery coat of an ant species in the Sahara Desert reflects sunlight, which reduces their body temperature and allows them to withstand high temperatures. Hairs on the top of Saharan silver... Read more»
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Huge Bugs Take Center Stage at Virginia Living Museum

January 8, 2016 By
BIG BUGS, a new exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum (VLM), is giving people a chance to see insects from a whole new perspective. First opened Dec. 31, this exhibit features the Madagascan sunset moth, the bombardier beetle, dragonfly, stag beetle, orb-web... Read more»
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Converted DIYer Salutes PMPs

September 30, 2014 By
This month, publisher and editorial director, Marty Whitford, cedes his column to the newest member of the PMP’s team: Mike Joyce, senior account manager. Joyce shares three stories of pest encounters from his past, while making a solid argument against... Read more»
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