Insects & Society
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- Forensic Entomology (11)
- Insect Allergy
- Insect Folklore (12)
- Insect Pests (80)
Bugs in Your Food
Think you'd never eat a bug? I've got news for you. You eat bugs every day. Food manufacturers use bugs for everything from coloring to candy coatings. Learn about the bugs you're eating and how to find the bugs on food labels.
Why Do Bees Swarm?
Learn how and why honey bees relocated their hives, and why you shouldn't worry if you find a bee swarm in your yard.
Paper wasps will defend their nest aggressively. When their nests are located in close proximity to people, some control measures may be required. Learn the safest time and method to remove problem paper wasp nests.
What Is the Deadliest Insect on Earth?
Though the vast majority of insects do us no harm, and, in fact, make our lives better, a few insects exist that can kill us. Which is the deadliest insect on Earth?
Nine Most Annoying Insects
As much as I like insects, I'll slap a mosquito without thinking twice. Some insects can be really annoying. If it buzzes your ears incessantly, persists in biting you, or takes up residence in your home, you're probably not feeling the love for that particular insect. Based on a very unscientific poll, these are the nine insects we find most annoying.
Most Annoying Insect - Which Insect Is the Most Annoying Insect?
Even for the bug lovers among us, certain insects can be downright annoying. Insects that bite or sting, infest our homes, or buzz persistently around our faces are not the best loved insects. Which insects annoy you?
How to Keep Bed Bugs From Coming Home With Your College Student
Coeds aren't the only ones living in the dorms these days. Bed bugs are a problem on many college campuses. If your child lives on campus, he may unknowingly bring bed bugs with him the next time he comes home for a visit. Try these tips to keep bed bugs from coming home with your college student.
For Most People, Eating Bugs Is Only Natural
If you think eating insects is gross, you may be in the cultural minority. Throughout history, people have relished insects as food. Today, many cultures still do.
Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?
People once thought insects like fruit flies appeared by magic overnight, a theory called spontaneous generation. While it might seem like this is the case, fruit flies do come from somewhere. Learn what causes fruit flies.
Make a Vinegar Trap for Fruit Flies
Are you battling fruit flies in your kitchen? Once they get in, it's hard to get rid of fruit flies. This simple vinegar trap works wonders on a fruit fly infestation.
The Travelers' Guide to Avoiding Bed Bugs at Hotels
How do bed bugs get in your home? They travel home with family members who stay in bed bug infested hotels, usually. Learn how to avoid bed bugs at hotels by planning wisely, inspecting thoroughly, and taking control measures when you return home.
10 Tips to Avoid Chigger Bites
Ever had chigger bites? If you have, you'll never forget them. Chigger bites are probably the itchiest bug bites you'll ever experience. These 10 tips will help you avoid chigger bites.
10 Best North American Trees for Bees
Learn which trees are the most attractive to pollinating bees in North America.