Archive for the ‘bugs’ Category
Do you have an obsession?
Well by now most have seen the reality shows on TV “Strange Addication“or “Obsessed“and this story is no different. A guy in Rhode Island is addicted to eating bugs “Man addicated to the taste of bugs reveals he has eaten over 5000 insect species.”
I must admit that I probably would eat some bugs but just haven’t had the opportunity to try a lot of them yet.
So have you eaten any bugs yet, grasshoppers, crickets tell me about your experience?
Ants have it going on, do they succeed because they are social?
You may recall that Carpenter Ants are my nemesis and thankfully we don’t have very many of these ants in Arizona. But this story talks about their complex social structure.
“A particular genus of carpenter ants (Camponotus fellah) exist in a complex social structure, where their first jobs see them caring for the queen and her offspring, and as the ants age many of them wind up working at more and more of a distance from the big cheese, according to an academic paper released this week.” By Jack Clark in San Francisco.
Carpenter Ants don’t really eat the wood but spend countless hours excavating throughout the wood and that might be your home. So if you have them call a Pest Management Professional right away.
You never know where bug activity will spring up, I believe this is Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico
I love hanging out in New Mexico and of course you all know I love my bugs, so its wonderful when they just happen to be active and nearby. Carpenter ants are my nemesis and should not be dismissed as just another set of bugs. While not eating wood, they can damage it by making their home inside of it. I have run across these ants only one time so far in Phoenix and that is OK by me.
Don’t Let those Bed Bugs Bite!
Dr. Faith Oi from University of Florida, Director, Pest Management University at University of Florida