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Tips On How To Identify Beehive Diseases and Pests Early

Tips On How To Identify Beehive Diseases and Pests Early

Do you know that diseases, pests & predators can pose a huge threat to your colonies if they aren't identified and treated early. In fact a huge percentage of colonies that have been wiped out it's because of these factors. In this article I aim to highlight some of most common and dangero......[Read More]
How to Identify Hairy Brown Spiders

How to Identify Hairy Brown Spiders

Spiders are found in homes and gardens all over the world. In many parts of the world, including the United States, hairy brown spiders are frequently spotted. Some spiders pose a risk to human health, since their bites release venom. If you know how to identify hairy brown spiders, you can determin......[Read More]
Types of Insect Pheromones

Types of Insect Pheromones

One use of pheromones is to communicate readiness to mate.The insects are coupled image by Sidoroff from Fotolia.comPheromones are a communication tool used in several species on insects and other types of social animals. In 1956 a group of German researchers discovered the first.........[Read More]
What to Put in a Butterfly House

What to Put in a Butterfly House

Butterfly houses aren't only an attractive addition to your garden, they can also be a teaching tool for children who are learning about a butterfly's life cycle. With a butterfly house, you can help a larvae in its journey to metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, right before your eyes. You can......[Read More]
Snakes Found in Central Pennsylvania

Snakes Found in Central Pennsylvania

Some 21 species of snakes have been recorded in the state of Pennsylvania, of which three are venomous. Of these 21 species, 13 can be found commonly in or around the central areas of the state, and two of these are venomous. These snakes can vary greatly in size, from just a few inches to several f......[Read More]
Ohio Wolf Spiders

Ohio Wolf Spiders

Ohio is home to about 580 species of spiders, and wolf spiders make up about 9 percent of the state's total spider population. They do not spin webs but hunt for their prey instead by hiding in cracks, under rocks or by wandering in search of food. Their roaming sometimes leads them into homes, whic......[Read More]
How to Catch Garden Snakes

How to Catch Garden Snakes

Garden snakes are one of the most common and widely found species of snakes in the world. Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are found all across the North America and Central America. These reptiles can be found in nearly any wooded area or backyard, especially those near a stream or other......[Read More]
How to Avoid Competition With Reticulated Pythons

How to Avoid Competition With Reticulated Pythons

Reticulated pythons are very large snakes that can grow up to 18 feet in length. Reticulated pythons that are housed together will compete for food, heat and space. The best way to avoid competition between two or more reticulated pythons is to house them separately. If this is not possible or the s......[Read More]
Learn How Honeybee's Beekeeping Improves Your Life

Learn How Honeybee's Beekeeping Improves Your Life

Honeybee beekeeping is one of the chosen hobbies among all ages these days. This may be attributed to the fact that a lot of people has learned about the call of these insects for their existence. Another reason must be the changes that this activity has contributed to improve the beekeeper's l......[Read More]
Bugs Used in Forensics

Bugs Used in Forensics

Certain bugs used in forensics can determine time and manner of death.skeleton image by jeancliclac from Fotolia.comA body with obvious signs of trauma lies abandoned in an open field. The only credible witnesses swarm the crime scene; however, they cannot testify without coaxing. The.........[Read More]
Snake Catching Tools

Snake Catching Tools

There are many tools available to catch snakes.snake image by pearlguy from Fotolia.comWhether you are removing an unwanted guest from your home or collecting specimens for research in the field, there are several tools that can help you catch snakes safely. Some tools allow you to.........[Read More]
Snakes That Are Brown With Markings Like Diamonds

Snakes That Are Brown With Markings Like Diamonds

There are as many as 3,000 different species of snakes that are currently recognized. A multitude of colors and patterns exist. Some snakes look very similar and can be difficult to tell apart. Brown is a common color among snakes because it helps camouflage them against the ground. A pattern consis......[Read More]
Weaknesses of Scyther

Weaknesses of Scyther

Scyther is one of the original 150 Pokémon characters, and has appeared in every iteration of the games and the card game. He's a mantis-like insect with scythe-like arms and the ability to fly in the video games. Because he has both the "bug" and "flying" type attributes, he has weaknesses t......[Read More]
How Many Types of Caterpillars Are There?

How Many Types of Caterpillars Are There?

Caterpillars are the larvae, or the infant stage, of a butterfly or moth. Often moth caterpillars are viewed as pests, as they tend to destroy areas of foliage and plant life rapidly. In agriculture, most species of caterpillar can eat their way through large areas of crops, rendering them either un......[Read More]
The Characteristics of Killer Bees

The Characteristics of Killer Bees

Easily provoked to savage attacks, Africanized honeybees, often referred to as "killer bees," are native to South and East Africa. Imported for their superior honey producing capabilities, compared to European honeybees common in the United States, Africanized bees were introduced to Brazil in 1956.......[Read More]
How to Catch Water Bugs

How to Catch Water Bugs

There are many types of bugs that can be found in lakes, ponds and streams---some water bugs, such as the giant water bug, can swim on water, and use the reeds and floating plants to get around. Other bugs live in the sand near the shore of the water. Because water bugs are all very different, you ......[Read More]
Common Brown Spiders With Orange Spots

Common Brown Spiders With Orange Spots

Spiderwebspiders web image by Andrzej Dziedzic from Fotolia.comAlthough they are often confused for insects, spiders belong to the classification of arachnids, which means they have an external skeleton, segmented body and eight legs, and do not have a backbone. There are hundreds of.........[Read More]
What Insects Eats Lavender?

What Insects Eats Lavender?

Because of its strong aroma, many common plant-eating insects, such as aphids, do not eat lavender plants. In fact, some gardeners use lavender as a natural insect repellent by planting it amongst other flowering plants more popular with insects. Several species of insects, however, are known to eat......[Read More]
Information on a Green Vine Snake

Information on a Green Vine Snake

The green vine snake, also known as the Oriental whip snake, is native to South America, Asia and India. It is a semi-venomous snake, which can reach about 2 meters in length. While it is known as an avid hunter that kills its prey by injecting toxins with the rear fangs, it is usually not harmful t......[Read More]
How to Prevent Earaches When Flying

How to Prevent Earaches When Flying

Earaches sometimes occur due to pressure changes behind the eardrum. The condition is most common during the takeoff and landing, but can occur anytime during the flight. The eustachian tube normally equalizes the pressure in the ear, but this may not be enough to prevent earache in small children o......[Read More]