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Mosquito Prevention | Horizon Pest Control

As new cases of Zika continue to pop up across the United States, it’s more essential than ever to take proper precautions to avoid contact with biting mosquito populations. Mosquitoes are vector pests and can transmit other harmful diseases such as West Nile virus and Chikungunya, in addition to Zika. The National Pest Management Association…
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Why Are Researchers Applying Cosmetics To Jumping Spiders?

It is well known that females and males of any animal species are attracted to healthy members of the opposite sex. There are many ways in which different animals advertise their health and sexual fitness. When it comes to human females, height and facial symmetry in males is both consciously and unconsciously preferred by females,…
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Spider Venom Could Save Children From Epilepsy

People don’t usually think of spider venom when they are wanting to get well, but new research shows that it may be more of a miracle drug than we realized. A recent study found that there is a peptide in spider venom, known as Hm1a, that could help treat a devastating form of childhood epilepsy…
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Can Bats Provide A Sensible Form Of Mosquito Control?

The threat of mosquito-borne diseases in the US has prompted a plethora of scientists to develop new and improved forms of mosquito control. The Zika outbreaks have not been forgotten, and the West Nile virus continues to claim victims in the United States. This is why many of the world’s best and brightest minds are…
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The Little Known Relationship Between Termites And Dinosaurs

Most people do not know how long insects have been on the planet, and few would believe that insects have been inhabiting earth for nearly one half of a billion years. Most experts believe that insects have been around for 400 million years, which, believe it or not, was before the supercontinent known as Pangea…
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Some Ancient Spiders And Insects Were As Large As Modern Humans

Scorpions are creepy looking creatures, and most of them carry venom that is harmful even to humans. Unlike many other venomous arachnids, scorpions are by no means hard to find if you happen to be located in their native region. Scorpions are abundant in the southwest United States, particularly western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and…
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