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Did you have any idea? Cockroaches may have personalities…

This article appears in the “Royal Society Publishing” “Group personality during collective decision-making: a multi-level approach.”

Group personality during collective decision-making: a multi-level approach | Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences

highlight that the individuals within groups exhibited consistent personality traits in their probability of sheltering and total time sheltered

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Well I guess its official Bedbug lineage goes back to Batbugs.

So I think most of us probably thought they came from Batbugs but now the research to proving that theory. “Origin of Bedbugs revealed

Researchers have found that there are two lineages in Europe. They are so diverse, they have almost split into two species.

100_0139So keep a watchful eye out for these pests, because once you encounter them its hard to forget them. Take care my friends.

What are people thinking?

I know problems are bad, but before doing something this drastic please consider the consequences.

Ann Arbor man sentenced to 1-10 years for touching bedbug-infested couch

He could have injured or possibly even killed people. Please call a Professional.

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A little mistake leads to a new discovery of an Assassin Bug

Scientists discover new assassin bug by accident

 

I recently found a Wheel Bug in Albuquerque and will be fitting in a picture soon I hope. It has the characteristic wheel just behind its head. I was recently on a call (the first week of January) and the Box Elders bugs were everywhere.

Why does Canada have some tougher rules on pesticides?

Over the years I have noticed that Canada is tougher on pesticides than we are in the States and was just curious why that was?                      “Citronella safety debate

Back in 2004, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency completed a review of citronella-based insect lotions and sprays and said it was not convinced the products were safe.

 

I’m a fan of being on the safer side of things, but we must also weigh the risks that the bugs bring. It turns out that the people often are the lead in these laws. They fought to keep pesticides out of lawn and gardens applications and this ban (Canada) took effect in 2009. I also found this article “Organic pesticides can be worse than synthetic: study

OK my point is this, I believe pesticide in moderation or IPM - use the tools available, then if you must, then use pesticide.

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