Fire ants are well known for their savage stings and aggressive attitudes. Anyone who blunders into a fire ant mound can expect to receive numerous painful stings as the ants swarm to defend their home, which may cause irritation for up to several days. So, what should you do if you are stung by fire […]
Fire ants are red, stinging ants of the genus Solenopsis. There are several species of fire ants, all of which are known for their painful stings. But what are the different types of fire ants, and how can you tell them apart from other ant species? What are fire ants? The name ‘fire ant’ refers […]
Armyworms are a serious crop pest in tropical and subtropical regions. These hungry caterpillars can defoliate entire fields of crops before moving on in their search for more food, with devastating economic consequences. What are armyworms? Despite their name, armyworms are not worms at all; they’re actually caterpillars of moths from the family Noctuidae. Like […]
There are, of course, store-bought alternatives, different bee sting ointments, that you can use for pain relief. And you can make use of them if the pain does not subside after trying a home treatment. But why not try a home remedy first?
Bats produce a wide variety of noises using their vocal cords and larynx, their tongues, and even their nostrils. These sounds are ultrasonic, meaning they have a high frequency that is outside of the range of human hearing. But if you could hear bats, what exactly would they sound like? Can humans hear bat noises? […]
You may have heard a rumor going around that there could be bat poop in your mascara, but is there any truth to it? Obviously not. The bat poop mascara myth is exactly that; a widespread myth that has absolutely no basis in reality. But where did the idea first come from? Mascara is made […]
Fleas are a worldwide nuisance, and the internet is awash with recommendations on how to kill and repel them. For those who’d prefer to steer clear of pesticides, there are dozens of natural and organic remedies that are reported to work, one of which is rosemary. But does rosemary really repel fleas and, if so, […]
Recently further studies have been carried out into the flight of mosquitoes and it seems that they are not only dangerous but also pretty aero-dynamic. Find out how mosquitoes are able to fly in this article.
Thrips are tiny insects that can cause extensive damage to both garden and houseplants. They are so small that they can be tricky to identify, but they cause characteristic leaf discoloration that is easy to spot. But what can you do if you find thrips in your house, how can you get rid of them, […]
Crane flies are large, spindly bugs that are usually seen in late summer. They often invade houses and look a little like big mosquitoes, which many folks find alarming. Let’s face it; no-one likes them. But are crane flies dangerous? Will they bite you, bug your pets, or damage your furnishings? And what are their […]