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Extra Protein In The Corn Bread?

Talk about the ultimate in parental sacrifices, these parents don’t even eat. In fact, the sole purpose of each couples adult life is to create the next generation.  The sole purpose of their offspring is to eat …. how unfair is that!!! Many homeowners are playing host to this very dysfunctional “family” and may not […]

A Roach Is A Roach Is A Roach …. Or Is It?

Asian cockroaches are almost identical to German cockroaches, but the species can be confirmed through a chemical analysis by gas chromatography.   “Here, let me take a look and we’ll see which it is … oh, sorry …. I must have left my gas chromatographer in my other purse.”     Asian cockroaches typically live outdoors in shady […]

Forget Wanted Dead or Alive …. These Are Only Wanted DEAD!!!

Ants continue to top Birmingham’s “Most Wanted” list …. most wanted DEAD that is.  Ant colonies are considered super organisms because they act as a unified entity, working together to support the colony.  Ant societies have division of labor, communication between individuals, and the ability to solve even complex problems.  With these factors in mind, […]

Mosquitoes Continue To Make Headlines

Due to the locally contracted cases of the Zika Virus reported in Florida, mosquitoes continue to make headlines.  According to the CDC, “Anyone living in or traveling to an area where the Zika virus is found, who had not already been infected, is at risk for infection”. The CDC includes supporting mosquito control programs in […]

Ants & Icebergs

Ants and icebergs are similar in one regard, it’s the whole “tip of the iceberg” saying.  Just as what you see above the water is only a very small portion of the iceberg, the ants you see trailing in search of food are only a very small portion of the colony.  Typically only 10% of […]

Millipedes On The March

Millipedes frequently invade homes due to the presence of standing water or drought conditions in their environment.  Since we seem to have had a vast supply of both conditions recently, standing water and drought, it’s no wonder many homeowners are finding these “Thousand Legger” pests inside. Being nocturnal, millipedes may be found crawling along the […]