What’s the similarity between a cockroach and a gecko?

Your answer might be that both cockroach and gecko give some people the creeps.  That’s why such people might lump these two animals as “pests“.  Can you name another similarity? It has to do with their ability to disappear under ledges. Despite the fact that one is an arthropod (with exoskeleton) and the other one a vertebrate (with endoskeleton), both of these animals play their disappearing trick in a strangely similar way. The secret has been uncovered. Watch this video and pay particular attention to the hind legs…

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Top Pest Control Companies in the Philippines

Top 10 Pest Control Companies in the Philippines

With so many pest exterminators pitching their services to Filipino consumers in recent years, how can the public differentiate the truly professional from the hit-and-miss operators? Indeed the pest control industry in the Philippines is moving towards a new paradigm. A paradigm wherein urban pest management is an essential part of the modern way of life. While pest control associations are working towards common industry standards, there is also a need for recognition of pest control companies that have gone beyond the bare minimum of merely getting by….

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Aedes aegypti by Anjo de Batalha

Are you wondering how those pesky mosquitoes find hosts to victimize? Results of flight tunnel studies on the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue fever virus, revealed that carbon dioxide detected as turbulent plume leads to more directed flight upwind by the pest. A plume of this gas that is fluctuating in concentration and mimicking the presence of a live host elicited the best response. Carbon dioxide alone, without host odor, is enough to induce directed flight toward the source. This first encounter with the gas is…

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Pest Control Professionals just wanna have fun

biotech olympics 2012 video 1 screenshot

This time it’s not the termites, cockroaches, mosquitoes, rats and other pests in your homes, offices and commercial buildings that they are worrying about, pest control professionals just want to have some fun during this opening ceremonies of the 2012 Bio-Tech Olympics held at Munting Buhangin, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines about a month ago to kick off the summer and practice the 7th Habit of “sharpening the saw.” Below is the video of the first night, which highlights the ceremonial torch lighting and the Search for the Mutya ng…

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Starbucks got the Bugs out without Pest Control

Starbucks cochineal dye news

This type of bug “plaguing” certain variants of coffee and pastries of the international coffee chain, Starbucks, does not need pest control services after all. After a few weeks of online protest that was started by a vegan woman who found out that Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino contains cochineal extract, the company announced that they are to stop using the dried bugs as food color. Starbucks to Stop Using Crushed Bug Dye Cochineal is a scale insect that had been reared, harvested, dried and utilized for centuries…

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