This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will sit down to dinners of turkey, yams, pumpkin pie, and other traditional fare. But while we’re gorging ourselves on our L-Tryptophan-loaded protein, two billion people around the world will be eating insects instead.

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Around Halloween you have the chance to see some of the scariest costumes ever created. Living in Maryland gives you the bonus of seeing some of the scariest bugs ever created. If you have any creepy crawlies living around your …

Flies are most notably associated with feelings of annoyance, disgust and frustration. But aside from the negative emotions they conjure, they are quite incredible insects. House flies, horse flies, gnats, fruit flies and mosquitoes are examples of some flies that …

The word ‘super’ paired with most words is a good thing—think ‘Superman’ or ‘superstore,’ but when it comes to the bug world, no one wants ‘super’ anything. The words ‘super’ plus ‘lice’ are particularly fear-inducing, and, sadly, quite real. This …

With the reports of Zika virus, your mind might be thinking more about mosquitoes than normal. Every time you step outside, you are sharing the same airspace with hundreds of nearby mosquitoes. Unfortunately if there are mosquitoes, it means that …

Stick insects are one of nature’s most incredible insects. Camouflaging itself is quite remarkable but for a bug to resemble a piece of nature so perfectly is a wonder. When sitting completely still, a stick bug can hide from predators

Have you ever looked at a tick closely? If you ever have the chance to look at one, you will notice that they have eight legs. Insects have six legs, while spiders have eight. Does that make a tick a …

 

Insects are fascinating when observed in nature, in their natural habitat, but when they decide their new habitat is kitchen or pantry, that’s when the awe toward insects diminishes. Bugs suddenly become creepy, scary and gross when they have

If the idea of picking your peaches amid bugs is not appealing to you, you might begin to wonder when the best time of day is to avoid insects. The answer unfortunately is it depends. Insects and arachnids are active …

Summer is in full swing and you may be thinking how you have escaped the pests this year. You’ve seen a few spiders, maybe a mouse in the garage, a couple ants here and there but all in all, your …