Does a Solar Eclipse Affect Animals and Insects?

April 8, 2024 is a very special day. The solar eclipse will yield totality across central Indiana around 3:06 p.m. The last time a total solar eclipse happened in this area was estimated to be [...]

Does a Solar Eclipse Affect Animals and Insects?2024-04-04T15:33:53+00:00

The Diabolical Iron Clad Beetle

Within the world of insects there are simple life forms and very complicated and amazing species. Some of these are beyond understanding and are almost unbelievable. One such insect is the Diabolical Iron Clad Beetle. [...]

The Diabolical Iron Clad Beetle2024-04-02T19:32:58+00:00

Invasion of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

The Asian Lady Beetle was introduced into the United States by the U.S. department of Agriculture in the latter part of the 20th Century in hopes that they would be a natural predator for many [...]

Invasion of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle2024-03-26T14:06:01+00:00

Brown Recluse Spider

Most spiders that live in structures are harmless and, in most cases, very beneficial in controlling other insect pests. However, in Indiana there are two potentially dangerous spiders. The Brown Recluse and the Black Widow. [...]

Brown Recluse Spider2024-03-18T20:27:02+00:00

Diseases and Health Effects Associated with Raccoons

Earlier articles have dealt with raccoon biology and suggestions on how to protect you and your property from nuisance wildlife introduction into your home. Today the subject continues but from another angle. What kind of [...]

Diseases and Health Effects Associated with Raccoons2024-03-12T15:56:03+00:00

Becoming Familiar with Raccoons

Raccoons are certainly cute and funny members of the wildlife family, but it is a good idea to take a refresher course on raccoons and the dangers of having them take residence in your home. [...]

Becoming Familiar with Raccoons2024-03-05T14:09:55+00:00

The Deafening Event of 2024

The title sounds almost scary, but truly it is not. 2024 is a special year in the realm of entomology. It is the year that two broods of cicadas emerge at the same time. The [...]

The Deafening Event of 20242024-02-26T15:52:18+00:00

Household Foggers -Friend of Foe?

It is common when an insect problem is discovered to run to the store and grab a “bug bomb.” Let us think about this and evaluate whether this is a good idea or not. There [...]

Household Foggers -Friend of Foe?2024-02-19T15:06:48+00:00

Love is in the Air

The month of February is considered the month of love, and rightly so with Valentine's Day celebrating togetherness and bonding relationships.  What about animals? Do they celebrate romance? Well, not really, but many nuisance animals [...]

Love is in the Air2024-02-13T17:47:14+00:00

Just How Tough is a Cockroach?

One of the most resilient insects in the world is the cockroach. Why would that be? What makes them such survivors? The purpose of this article is to investigate an insect with the amazing ability [...]

Just How Tough is a Cockroach?2024-02-05T14:50:12+00:00
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