New Orleans' Rat Fighters Go Beyond Baiting Traps
December 11, 2013
Marvin Thompson knew he faced a difficult task when he was hired last year as principal at John McDonogh High School in New Orleans.
"The day that I pulled up to this building, I thought it was condemned," Thompson says. The structure, built in 1898, was sagging and leaky and missing entire window panes. Inside, students were underperforming academically. And then, there were the rats. Thompson and his two children didn't even finish unpacking his office before they discovered that problem.
Taking the Bite Out of the Holidays: charitable bed bug services
December 3, 2013
Taking the Bite out of the Holidays is a charitable effort sponsored by BedBug Central that is offering free bed bug services to those in need who are suffering from bed bug infestations and do not have the means to better their situation this holiday season. Applications will be accepted through 12/9/2013.
The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear
November 25, 2013
On the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day. They are believed to be souls of the dead, returned.
Five Common Bugs Mistaken for Bed Bugs
November 18, 2013
It’s no secret that bed bug infestations are increasing in the United States. With more and more bed bug stories making headlines, anxiety levels are increasing. There are a number of bugs mistaken for bed bugs, causing people to jump to conclusions and panic.
Queen bee's honesty is the best policy for reproduction signals
November 15, 2013
Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining.