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Bug t-shirt

Bug t-shirt

Bug t-shirt, what a great idea. A little friend of Dr. Bugs zoo came by to check on our favorite buggy friends and his Grandma had just bought him a new t-shirt. Of course I wanted one but I’ll have to check and see if they come in my size. We have a few children that come by weekly to check on Hagrid the Bearded Dragon, the snakes, cockroaches and tarantula. Post Office was the original best idea and the bug zoo (to keep the kids entertained)  the 2nd best idea.

Bug t-shirt

Other shirt and shoes maybe?

I often see spiderman shoes and clothes but this was the first bug out shirt I’ve seen. Hopefully we will see more in the future, every kid loves bugs, right? I did when I was growing up. I do have a few shirts with bugs on them, my Beatle’s shirt and my spider shirt but that’s it.

What is this brightly colored bug?

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Photo by Andon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My first guess without having the actual bug is that this little bug is a Tarantula Hawk species “Pepsis”. Tarantula Hawk wasp paralyze spiders and then lay eggs on them and the little baby wasp has something to eat. Morbid but that is life with bugs. They come with a BIG sting but rarely ever sting, I’ve heard they have the second most painful sting in the world.

Steer clear of these wasps and let them have access to all the spiders out there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freaky little bug?

Freaky Creepy bugs, what nightmares are made of:

Freaky is the word. Tailless Whip Scorpion They are nocturnal arachnids found here in Arizona. Most people who do see them are generally freaked out because they look so strange. They look like a flattened spider. They commonly use their long, delicate, whip-like, antenniform front legs as sensory organs to search for prey in the dark. I have seen some with large grasping hook like legs while other appeared to just have grasping legs without the spines. They don’t have stingers and technically they really aren’t spiders but they are in the same Class Arachnida. They have no venom. They do look rather odd but they eat cockroaches and other small insects. Have you seen any at your home?

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Freaky Thanks to Andon for the photo

Bug pictures via email, text or by snail mail.

Pictures are worth a Thousand words! Wasn’t or isn’t that the old saying? There are a lot of ways to figure out what that bug may be, there are apps and others who offer many ways of informing you on that bug. Today almost everyone has a smart phone and why not have a place to ask that age old question – what is it? So take some time and send us a picture. We may not have an app but you can still send us that picture – all I ask is that you make it as clear as you can.

Here are the ways to send that picture to us:

480-577-2003 office cell phone – text us that bug

DrBug@callprobest.com

 

and of course you can always send that bug to us at 425 W. Guadalupe Road #110, Gilbert, AZ 85233 (pack it so it would be smashed).

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A little Puzzler of bug terms

Blood feeder – recent issue – 6 letters?

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What killed 2/3’s ? population in Europe in or near 1350? 4 letters

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Cockroach skins or feces can cause this – 6 letters?

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Major roach pest in U.S. 6 letters?

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Soaks up pesticides in restaurants, making it difficult to control pest – 3 letters?

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Very small eight legged parasite – 4 letters?

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answers-etim, lio,namreg,amhtsa,aelf,gubdeb – Good Luck

End of the year – holiday bug photo spread

 

I could not help but to pass this along, I’m sure all of us have from time to time run across a bug and thought WOW that is colorful. Well Live Science did a little Christmas photo article “Tis the season: Gallery of Festive Insects“, by Remy Melina. Great article!

My favorite is the Candy Cane Moth or maybe the Antlered Wasp. What is your favorite? Have you ever walked in the woods and instead of looking up, try looking down and spotting the beauty and grandeur of the bug world. There are many insects out there that are just beautiful, I know what you’re thinking – they are bugs. Remember without bugs we might not be here on earth, many pollinate and also turn wood into soil.

Remember there will always be bugs, the key is to keep them out of our homes.

Photo by PPMA

Photo by PPMA

So what is that bug – free service from ProBest Pest Management?

 

Have you ever found a bug in your home or business and wondered what is it? You probably panicked and thought oh no not ———-?  Well not to worry, send me a picture. I’m sure that we can figure out what it is. There are millions of bugs out there, but if I don’t know what it is, I can find somebody that does. The key to this, is that you have to take a clear picture. If you don’t have access to a good camera or phone camera, just send it by mail (make sure not to squish it). I have access to a microscope which attaches to my computer and can really zoom in and provide some great close shots.

 

Please send it to Stinger@callprobest.com or 425 W. Guadalupe Road #110, Gilbert, AZ 85233

 

Please be sure to give me you name, address, phone and address so I can make sure to inform you of the bugs identity.

A few sayings we have heard as children about bugs and spiders.

  1. On the highway of your life are you the bug or the windshield?
  2. Every kid has a bug period… I never grew out of mine. E.O. Wilson
  3. Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach?
  4. A flea can trouble a lion more than the lion can harm a flea.
  5. If you sleep with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.
  6. A closed mouth catches no flies.
  7. Even the hand of compassion is stung when it strokes a scorpion.
  8. The early bird catches the early worm.

Have you heard any others?

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