Insects in general can often be hearty survivalists—but some particular types of bugs seem to have special features or abilities that allow them to survive and defend themselves against potential threats.
It seems many of us may have underestimated the resourcefulness of a seemingly helpless plant. A new study seems to indicate that plants have a clever tactic that can help protect them from invading insects.
This is the time of year when insects start making their plans for the winter. Some species tend to be “snowbirds,” meaning they migrate to warmer areas during the winter season. But many other types of insects—such as ladybugs and stink bugs—simply seek out a warm place to hunker down for the winter. Ideally, they want someplace warm and dry
A warm stretch of weather extending later into fall than usual may be welcome by many people—but there may also be some insect-related downsides that most of us probably won’t be too happy about.
It’s an insect-fighting Catch 22: many insects love hiding or nesting in moist areas, yet many insecticides are less effective (or not effective at all) when exposed to moisture.
Recent research seems to indicate that bad weather cuts down on insect reproduction, at least for the short-term. As Smithsonian Magazine and other media outlets reported, when researchers studying insect behavior simulated changes in air pressure (which often signify stormy weather approaching), the bugs showed a significant decrease in mating and breeding activity.
Ladybugs tend to seek shelter indoors when the weather starts to get colder. This means that many homeowners in the northeast and other cooler regions may have suddenly started noticing an invasion of ladybugs right about now.
Let's face it, drains aren’t exactly pleasant places. This is especially true in restaurants, hospitals and other commercial locations, but even your average home can have quite a lot of "gunk" in their drains. This organic material is the remnants of food and other substances that have been poured down the drain.
Far too many people have grabbed some of their favorite garments of clothing after a long season of not being able to wear them only to discover that they've been destroyed by moths. Several of these people have undoubtedly seen pantry moth traps in local stores and online, but most don't fully understand how they work. This leads many people to simply try other methods of ridding themselves of the pests, but in reality, moth traps aren't difficult to understand.
There aren't many individuals, especially those living in warmer areas of America, who haven't encountered mosquito problems at some point. Traditional knowledge would make a person think that mosquito misting systems are the only way to handle this issue, but luckily, they'd be wrong. There are actually a few organic methods, even some all-natural products that can handle those pesky pests.