Insects, rodents, and other “pests” are natural parts of the environment and often contribute to our lives in many ways. For example, where would we be without bees and other pollinators to ensure a steady supply of fruits and vegetables?
Imagine if you waited until your car broke down before you performed any maintenance on it. So instead of spending $50 to $200 for regular oil changes, wheel alignments, tuneups, and other standard upkeep a few times a year, you
There’s a very good reason why humans have a natural aversion to cockroaches: they’re dirty, destructive, disease-spreading pests. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains why cockroaches are so inhospitable: When they’re not partially disgorging the contents of their stomachs, they’re
Some species just don’t get along. That’s the case with humans and cockroaches. When they’re outdoors far from any human habitation, cockroaches are beneficial decomposers, feeding on dead or dying plants and animals. But as soon as they start to
The last thing South Florida needs is yet another variety of mosquito to plague our outdoor activities. Nobody invited Aedes scapularis to our fine state, yet the mosquito is now established in Miami-Dade and Broward counties after first being trapped
There’s a very good reason why so many homeowners and renters have an innate aversion to mice and rats. Rodents are known to be the source of more than 35 diseases that afflict humans, including rat lungworm (angiostrongylus), Hantavirus, leptospirosis,