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Posts tagged pests

July 16, 2013

 

assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

May 25, 2009

 

Caterpillar scaling a plant stem

Buzz Off!

On today's Moment of Science, learn about the predatory relationship between caterpillars and wasps.

May 4, 2009

 

Mosquito sucking blood

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

January 12, 2009

 

Termite soldier in grass

Termite Headbangers

Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.

July 11, 2006

 

spider on paper bill

Bugs and Money

You probably had no idea that pests could be so valuable.

May 22, 2006

 

stink_bug

Is That Bug Really a Bug?

True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.

September 27, 2003

 

Invasive Species and Parasites

Why do invasive species adapt so well to their new environments? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Earwigs

Do earwigs really burrow into your ears while you're sleeping, only to later feast on your brain? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Static Fly Trap

The hope is that as the fly walks across the surface, its little body charges up, allowing poisonous spores to stick to its body like metal shavings to a magnet. If this happens, then soon enough, the fly will walk no more.

September 27, 2003

 

Battle of the Bugs

The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.

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