Posts Tagged ‘pest’
Do they work or don’t they, I have seen my share of ones that had bugs or feces on them. Read this article from the University of Arizona and you make up your own mind.
There is some work on new devices and techniques according to the article, so stay tuned to a more in-depth probe into the mystery devices.
“Pantry pests harbor plastic-chomping bacteria” A few insects use their guts to break down wood and various other harder to digest type food – top one in my mind are termites. Termites use a protozoa to break down cellulose which they gather on a daily basis.
It is amazing to me that animals, insects and other forms of life adapt to human life on this planet. Can’t wait to see what is next? Anyone else heard of any amazing type critters?
Desert termites – yep these little gals are a bit on the weird side. They look for food 24/7/365 and they build tubes up and down. Instead of having to go back the same route, they go down possibly to save time on getting back to the ground and their source of water or moisture.
Termites are not generally a Do It Yourself pest issue, so call a Pest Management Professional for the best plan to keep them out.
Earwigs and the real facts:
I remember as a kid watching the Twilight Zone and being freaked out by the Episode 60 where the earwing gets inside somebodies ear. (Not sure this link will work for everybody – Hulu) – I was scared to death with this story. Then came star Trek with that giant weird looking earwig thing being put into Chekov’s ear.
- Earwig received its name due to the myth the earwig would crawl into your ear if you slept on the ground.
- Those weird looking things on their tail are used as weapons, against smaller insects.They are practically harmless to humans.
- Noctural, hunting at night.
- Eat both live and dead plant material and insects.
- There is no real evidence that they transmit disease or harm humans or animals, despite their nickname pincher bug.
- Earwigs also have two penises! Both are larger than it’s body and if it needs the second one just in case one of them snaps off!
What do you know about daddy-long-leg spiders?
- Remember the story about Daddy-Long-legs being extremely venomous. For true daddy-long-legs, the opilionids, the myth is certainly false, and for the daddy-long-legs spiders it is certainly not based on known facts. I found a site that has all the facts UCR Spider Site.
- In fact, the Daddy Longlegs is not technically a spider, although it is an arachnid.
They are among the most widely found spiders in any household.
- Most spiders mate by use of pedipalps but this one has a penis, which makes it different from spiders.
Though they prefer to live in damp climates, they can survive in deserts as well.
- Commonly known as cellar spiders or harvestman.