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It seems we’ve vastly under-appreciated spiders as a species. We scream when we see them, squash them with our shoes, and even write whole horror movies about them. Come to find out, however, arachnids are supremely important to the world’s …

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One of the most common fears of humanity, besides public speaking, of course, is the fear of spiders. As much as 30% of the population suffers from at least some level of arachnophobia, not surprising given that they are one …

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Every other season brings a bounty of bugs, but when the cold temperatures come to town, the bugs seem to disappear. So where do they go? Come to find out, it’s somewhat complicated. We have cars that can drive themselves, …

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Summer is over and the air is turning colder. Your furnace is getting a workout after 3 full months of inactivity and it’s time to bust out your winter wardrobe. As we retreat inside to our warm houses, there are

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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 …

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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

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When you’re relaxing on your porch and a spider suddenly drops on you from above, your natural reaction might be to jump up in panic. Finding a pile of ants congregating in your kitchen or maggots squirming in your fruit …

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Have you ever asked the question, what types of insects by my house? Have you ever wondered what insect species are in the State of Virginia? Unfortunately, insects do not care about state lines. They don’t worry about boundary fences; …

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Maryland is a beautiful place to live and full of fascinating culture. Home of Edgar Allen Poe and Babe Ruth, Maryland has bred some of the greats in history. Famous for its seafood and jousting competitions, there’s always excitement to …

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Your home is your resting spot, your haven, and your sanctuary. After a hard day’s work or play, it’s the best thing in the world to come home and relax. Preserving that safety and peace is an important part of …