A South African vineyard has employed 900 ducks as apart of their pest-control program.

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Bedbugs are drawn to certain colors, study finds

(CNN)The next time you’re packing for a trip, you might want to reach for your brightest-colored luggage. It could help keep bedbugs away. A new study finds that bedbugs — just like flies and other insects — have favorite colors. They really like dark red and black, and they shun dazzling white and bright yellow.…

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This Colorful Moth Might Just Be The Worlds Most Beautiful Insect

When you think of beautiful animals, what comes to mind? Probably butterflies, or peacocks, or maybe something bigger like a mountain lion or elephant. One thing that surely doesn’t come to mind is a moth. Usually, if we find ourselves face to face with one, we are creeped out and try to shoo it away…

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This Colorful Moth Might Just Be The Worlds Most Beautiful Insect

When you think of beautiful animals, what comes to mind? Probably butterflies, or peacocks, or maybe something bigger like a mountain lion or elephant. One thing that surely doesn’t come to mind is a moth. Usually, if we find ourselves face to face with one, we are creeped out and try to shoo it away…

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5 Evil Species Of Flies You Don’t (Want To) Know Exist

The order Diptera — you know them as flies — is estimated to contain at least a million unique species. And it’s a good thing they have strength in numbers, because that’s the only strength they’ve got. Eating poop until some larger creature swats, eats, or viciously shoos you to death — that’s the life…

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Terminix fined $10 million; pesticide poisoned family in Virgin Islands

(CNN)Terminix has agreed to pay $10 million for illegally using a pesticide containing a toxic chemical in the U.S. Virgin Islands, federal officials said.   The plea deal comes more than a year after a family of four vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands fell seriously ill when the unit below them was fumigated.  …

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Thick-skinned bedbugs are beating bug spray

(CNN)Remember when you were tucked into bed as a kid and told not to let the bedbugs bite? That just got a lot harder to do.   A new study reveals that bedbugs have developed a thicker skin that enables them to survive exposure to commonly used bug sprays, according to University of Sydney research…

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Study Suggests One Of Our Worst Fears Is Coming True: Bedbugs Are Getting Stronger

Sleep tight… In case your phobia of bedbugs wasn’t torturous enough, here comes a new study that suggests the pesky insects are getting stronger. Researchers in Australia found the bedbugs with a thicker “skin” are more resistant to common pesticides. The pests are becoming more prevalent, and the scientists hypothesized that these thicker exoskeletons could be one…

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Bed bugs are getting tougher ‘skin,’ scientists warn | Fox News

The common bed bug. (David Lilly) Using high-tech scanning equipment, scientists in Australia have discovered that in the battle between bed bugs and humans, some of the insects wield thicker exoskeletons, making them more resistant to insecticide. Bed bugs are a source of itchy misery and expense for those whose homes are infested, and the…

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