When Spiders and Carnivorous Plants Team Up

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What to Do When Your Pet Has Fleas

If you notice small brown jumping bugs in your pet’s fur, it’s important to take action right away. These bugs are fleas, and they can lay up to 50 eggs each day. A single bug can quickly accelerate into a full-blown infestation that not only affects your dog or cat, but you and your entire…
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Bats: Good or Bad for the Yard?

At Horizon Pest Control, bats are considered nuisance animals. However, not everyone thinks of them that way. Some people actually want bats in their yard and actively try to attract them. It’s true that bats can be very beneficial to your garden, but those benefits don’t take away from the fact that bats can still…
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Why Do Crickets Chirp?

If there’s a cricket around, you’ll likely know right away. Crickets make very distinct chirping sounds, usually at night, that are so loud they’re hard to ignore. Contrary to popular belief, there is a rhyme and reason behind the chirping sounds. In this blog post, Horizon Pest Control explains what the chirping means and what…
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Keeping Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Mosquitoes can be a pesky annoyance that prevent you from enjoying your days outside in your yard. Even worse, they can carry dangerous diseases, like malaria, West Nile virus and dengue. These winged insects may seem to be everywhere, but there are several ways you can reduce or eliminate the number of mosquitoes in the…
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Locating Ants Entry Point Into Your Home

If you've noticed ants inside your home, your first reaction may be disgust or annoyance. You'll also probably experience some confusion – how did they get inside? Ants are very determined to gain access to anything inside your home that attracts them, such as food or moisture, and will use even the smallest openings to…
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Bee Venom Therapy Uses

Throughout your life, you have probably viewed bee stings as something negative. However, recently conducted research suggests that bee venom could have some benefits for the human body. Curious about how bee venom could be used as a medical treatment? Horizon Pest Control offers a quick overview of what scientists have begun to learn about…
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Millions Of Captive Cockroaches Escape From A Farm

Millions Of Captive Cockroaches Escape From A Farm Cockroach farms are increasing rapidly in China as demand for roaches has skyrocketed in recent months. The wealthiest cockroach-entrepreneur in China owns six different farms that are currently populated with over ten million cockroaches. Some of these roaches are being raised for human consumption, while others are…
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Is The Queen Termite Responsible For Facilitating Nest Construction?

Birds and mammals create nests that are not much bigger than themselves, but the nests built by social insects, such as termites, are anything but cramped. In fact, a termite nesting-mound is so large that no single termite can perceive the full scope of a mound’s size. A termite mound is several million times larger…
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The Rat Population Is Booming In The United States

Growing rat populations have been an issue for many American citizens this fall, as the unlikable animals have been inflicting thousands of dollars in property damages. In the northwest US, rats are destroying car engines. In New York City, rats are violently competing with raccoons for food sources, and in Washington DC, the town’s rat…
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When Spiders and Carnivorous Plants Team Up

Most people have heard of carnivorous plants such as the venus flytrap and pitcher plants. These plants are considered enemies of all insects and use trickery to lure in fresh insect prey for them to feast upon. However, it turns out that not all creepy crawlies are in danger from these carnivorous plants, and one…
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