Are Bees Accurate In This “The Magic School Bus” Episode?
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by Caitlyn
1w ago
Are Bees Accurate In This “The Magic School Bus” Episode? Are Bees Accurate In This The Magic School Bus Episode? The perfect piece of children’s educational media is equally educational and entertaining. A show that’s too focused on the information will feel like a homework assignment, but a show that’s mindless entertainment won’t teach its young viewers important facts about the world they live in. One TV show that managed to achieve a perfect balance (in our humble opinion) is The Magic School Bus. Each of their episodes centers on a scientific subject that Ms. Frizzle and her lively cla ..read more
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Are Pest Control Services Safe For Pets?
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by Caitlyn
3w ago
Are Pest Control Services Safe For Pets? Are Pest Control Services Safe For Pets? There’s a lot to think about when you schedule professional pest control services. Any pest control company worth their salt should clearly inform you of everything you need to know before the technician arrives for their initial service. One question that may be on your mind — if you have furry friends in the house — is if these treatments are pet-friendly. After all, dogs and cats are sometimes too curious for their own good and can get into trouble if they accidentally ingest a toxic substance. Let’s see if ..read more
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Pests From A to Z!
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by Caitlyn
1M ago
Pests From A to Z! Pests From A to Z! Mother’s Day has come and gone, but there is always time to teach our little ones about the basic stepping stones of life! Numbers, letters, colors, and shapes are all basic concepts that are discussed with children, but we want to focus on letters today. Alphabetical lists are an easy way for kids and adults alike to learn interesting facts. In fact, did you know there’s at least one pest for every letter of the alphabet? From A to Z, let’s discuss 26 types of pests that exist in our complex world! Aphids These soft-bodied garden pests hide on the under ..read more
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The Rat Simulator Video Game: Is It Factual Or Fantasy?
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by Caitlyn
1M ago
The Rat Simulator Video Game: Is It Factual Or Fantasy? The Rat Simulator Video Game: Is It Factual Or Fantasy? Many video games cemented themselves in pop culture as important pieces of media, thanks to their lovable characters and memorable music. While a speedy hedgehog and a duo of Italian plumbers are enjoyable protagonists in their respective games, a different kind of character stars in a pest-themed simulator that has (unsurprisingly) not caught onto the same type of fame. We are, of course, referring to the nameless rat that you control in the appropriately-named Rat Simulator. But ..read more
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IPM: What Is It And How Has It Changed Pest Control?
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by Caitlyn
2M ago
IPM: What Is It And How Has It Changed Pest Control? IPM: What Is It And How Has It Changed Pest Control? Pest control is more than just spraying some pesticides and calling it a day. Actually, let’s rephrase that: great pest control is more than just spraying some pesticides and calling it a day. The best way to consistently eliminate and prevent pests is to use a combination of treatments, rather than relying on one product to do all the work. Enter: IPM. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) started in the 1970s as a way to cut down on pesticide use in agriculture because of the negative ef ..read more
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Illinois Cicadas Use What To Defend Themselves?!
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by Caitlyn
3M ago
Illinois Cicadas Use What To Defend Themselves?! Illinois Cicadas Use What To Defend Themselves?! It’s time to discuss one of the most unnerving natural events to occur in the Midwest: cicada emergences. In 2024, it’s estimated that billions of cicadas will emerge over the course of a few months. Two broods are synchronized for the first time this century, hence the unimaginable numbers of cicadas popping out from the ground this spring. But there is one more aspect of cicadas that makes their presence even more unnerving, and we’re not talking about their screeching calls. Let’s discuss how ..read more
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How To Prevent Rodents From Invading Your Home — No Cheese Required!
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by Caitlyn
3M ago
How To Prevent Rodents From Invading Your Home — No Cheese Required! How To Prevent Rodents From Invading Your Home — No Cheese Required! No pest is a fun presence, but rodents create a certain sense of dread in anyone who has the displeasure of seeing them. Rats and mice have a laundry list of reasons why they are frustrating pests. To name a few: they transmit all kinds of diseases, chew through any household material, contaminate every surface they touch, and reproduce unbelievably fast. Rodent infestations are pretty standard of big cities, and Chicago is no exception. It’s often at the ..read more
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Actions to Take Before Receiving Professional Bed Bug Services
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by Caitlyn
5M ago
Actions to Take Before Receiving Professional Bed Bug Services Actions to Take Before Receiving Professional Bed Bug Services Bed bug services are, believe it or not, a team effort. This sector of pest control is most effective when it’s a joint effort between the technician and the client. All of the treatment is handled by the trained professional providing the service, but there is some basic prep work that should be completed before the technician arrives to apply the products. Not to worry: this type of preparation doesn’t require any certifications or training in the intricacies of bed ..read more
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Does This Viral Skincare Product Actually Attract Spiders?
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by Caitlyn
5M ago
Does This Viral Skincare Product Actually Attract Spiders?  Does This Viral Skincare Product Actually Attract Spiders?  News stories are the most fun to read when it feels like the topics come out of left field. Case in point: a moisturizer that a couple of online Sephora reviews claimed to have attracted wolf spiders. Spiders are generally one of the creepiest pests we see, but wolf spiders are on an entirely different level, what with their furry bodies and hundreds of babies they carry on their backs. With this in mind, it’s understandable how quickly these reviews blew up on so ..read more
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The Worst Winter Pests
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by Caitlyn
6M ago
The Worst Winter Pests The Worst Winter Pests Winter may seem like a strange time for pest problems, seeing as how there’s more snow on the ground now than any other time of year. But the very weather that winter is famous for is exactly what drives pests inside our homes and buildings every year. These tiny creatures can’t survive the freezing temperatures and harsh storms unless they have a cozy shelter, so they are more determined than ever to force their way inside an insulated place. Any species can become an invasive pest that gives us plenty of stress, but there are certain types that ..read more
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