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Researchers Working to Control Invasive European Fire Ants

6/12/2015

University of Maine researchers are one step closer to controlling the ever-growing invasive fire ant populations, Myrmica rubra, that have been spreading throughout Maine for the last 15 years. More

Fire Ants Among Nature's Top Excavators, Researchers Report

5/20/2015

The fire ant’s digging prowess taps the same concepts behind kids’ building blocks, according to a new study that looks at the micro-mechanics of their ability to move giant particles in tiny spaces. More

Trap-Jaw Ants Use Mandibles as Springboards to Escape Danger

5/15/2015

Some species of trap-jaw ants use their spring-loaded mandibles to hurl themselves out of harm’s way when an ant-trapping predator stalks, researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE. More

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Video: Terminix's 'Mosquitonado' Ad

In advance of the July 22 release of “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Terminix has released a trailer for an equally over-the-top parody, “Mosquitonado,” based on the world’s actual deadliest animal: mosquitoes.

Bed Bugs Discovered in UN Building

Staff at the United Nations' New York headquarters got a message informing them of the presence of bed bugs.

World's Largest Eradication to Save Birds Complete

The South Georgia Heritage Trust has concluded the baiting phase of its multi-year project to remove invasive rodents which have destroyed most of the native birds on one of the world’s most important seabird sanctuaries.

Rats 'Dream' Paths to a Brighter Future

When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new University College London (UCL) research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society.

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Hallman Pest Control

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the acquisition of Hallman Pest Control of Oneonta, Ala. This strategic location will provide Atlanta-based Arrow the opportunity to expand its footprint in the growing Alabama market.

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