Posts Tagged ‘insects’

How Are Insects Equipped to Handle Extreme Heat?

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  Here in Alabama, the scorching summers can create an unforgiving environment for humans and animals alike. Still, many species of insects—despite their small and seemingly delicate bodies—have adapted to withstand or even flourish in harsh climates and weather conditions, including extreme heat. You might wonder: How can some insects survive in these sweltering conditions?…

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What Impact Do Weather Conditions Have On Insects?

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Here in Alabama, we’re all too familiar with unpredictable, ever-changing weather conditions. One day it’s freezing outside, and the next day, it’s sunny and humid! So, how do these drastic weather changes impact the insects we deal with in the South? Keep reading for some expert insect insight! How Different Weather Affects Insects Like lizards,…

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Bug Biology: Some Helpful Insect Basics

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Because we’re a termite and pest control company, we talk a lot about bugs, pests, insects, and all the creepy crawlies. While it’s great to learn about bugs, how to prevent them, and how to rid them from your home, it’s time that we go back to the basics and go over some interesting—and basic—information…

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Watch Out for these End of Summer Insects

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It’s August, summer is winding down, and school is back in session. Where did all the time go? Despite summer nearing the end of the season, the heat isn’t going away anytime soon. And neither are summer insects.  Unfortunately, late summer weeks are the best time for bugs like cockroaches, spiders, and other insects to…

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Insects that Help Pollinate

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From crops to flowers, the majority of plants need pollination to repopulate and survive. It’s common to think that pollination is done by bees, but did you know that there are many other causes of pollination?  What Is Pollination? Before moving forward with examples of who (or what) pollinates, it’s important to understand what pollination…

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Washed Poor ‘Incy’ Out: The Truth About April Showers and Bugs

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You may have heard the popular saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” during the beginning of spring. Typically, as the weather gets warmer, plants really start to bloom and all the spring festivities begin.  But, the warmer weather also welcomes a host of pests—including flies, bees, and ants—to come out and play. With all the…

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Do Bugs Freeze? The Inside Scoop on Winter’s Toll on Insects

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With temperatures dropping, the colder temperatures can mean the difference in life and death for many insects. While some have adapted to survive various elements, others are less evolved and cannot thrive or even survive in the cold. With the natural instinct to survive, they do everything possible for that goal to become a reality. …

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