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THE region's bee population is currently gearing up for winter and while many bee-friendly plants are reaching the end of their flowering season, there is still much that can be done to help the bees survive the winter ahead. Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes has a firm commitment to supporting the insects with its bee-friendly gardens and is supporting Bees' Needs, a new five point plan to help bees everywhere enjoy the winter.
Courtesy U.C. Riverside/Mike Lewis -- California gardeners harvesting their summer produce may encounter a new pest aAI the bagrada bug. The native of Africa, which made its first California appearance in Los Angeles County six years ago, has been sighted in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.
The house at 23 St. Paul St. has been cleaned, but it is still "pretty gruesome," according to town officials who walked through it Tuesday morning. Board of Health Chairman William Walsh, Town Administrator Daniel Keyes and Fire Chief Michael Sweeney visually inspected the house where four children - two of whom were allegedly kept secret - were found Aug. 28 living among rodents, trash, feces, rotting animal carcasses and maggots.
Emma Thickbroom, 22, had been hearing ticking in her living room wall for months but put it down to a leak. But her house in Wednesfield, West Midlands, was suddenly invaded with a swarm of the winged insects as she sat watching TV while son Cody was asleep in bed.
Bug bearers? Athletes arriving at their Olympic Village in east London could possibly have helped spread the bed bug aroun d the country The irritating insects, which feed on human blood and often leave bite marks, have become far more common over the last decade. But Mark Dixon, a technician at Blackpool-based Pest-force, says the problem has become even more noticeable over the course of this summer - with his firm receiving between 50 and 100 calls about bedbugs, compared to the usual two or three.
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current. "Our new decoy and electrocution process may be useful in managing what the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service claims to be the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America," said one expert.
Oh, the jokes to be had with this. Or more like, the clichA© jokes to the tune of "what is this? A radio for ants?" Well, it is a fully functional radio that's about the size of an ant, though we don't expect the little insects from deriving any type of pleasure from it.
Pest control firm Rentokil put on a mini-bug buffet at the PSP Southampton Boat Show , challenging visitors to sample chocolate-covered crickets, barbecue-flavoured mealworms, plain roasted and curry flavoured crickets and buffalo-wing flavoured worms. But their 'Pestaurant' has already gone down a treat and staff had to restock after just the third day of the show.
Horse owners across New York are being urged to vaccinate their animals against both Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. The warning from state Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball is important since parts of New York have mosquito activity into late November and the insects transmit both diseases from birds to horses.
Thought frogs had it easy? Bugfeast is here to shatter your idyllic concept of the little green hoppers' daily lives, and show you just how tough it gets in the wild - even when all you wanna do is catch a bunch of flies. Your ASCII amphibian can hop left and right, and extend its tongue to grab the fat juicy insects.
The Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to recognize and thank those who have led the pest management industry to new heights. This year, four industry icons - Ed Bradbury, Gene Harrington, Don Reierson, and Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. - join the ranks of 75 other PMP Hall of Fame inductees.
Department of Agriculture Wildlife Biologist Diane Vice holds a brown tree snake on Guam. Biologists and government officials in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are concerned after the discovery of one brown tree snake in Rota.
While security forces in Baghdad focus on stopping the advance of Islamic State militants, residents of the capital are falling victim to an increase in opportunistic crime which is threatening the fragile bonds that have held neighborhoods together. The rising crime, violence, and sectarian tensions are driving families to leave their homes or the country if they can.
Not long ago, several different species of swallows could been seen all around the province but now they are few and far between. "Swallows in particular, but among other species, I notice their population changes.
It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's "deplorable conditions massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces," a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside.
By Sky Klaus Mia Cordova, 6, touches the tortuous shell that was on display by the Albuquerque Bio Park. Mia attends school at Harrison Schmitt Elementary.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:33 am
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