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The Study of Entomology

By Katie Nelson

The branch of zoology, called entomology, handles the study of insects. The name comes from the Greek word entmon, which references the segmented bodies of insects. Around the 5th century B.C., Aristotle laid the groundwork for the modern Field of Entomology, by providing detailed descriptions of insect anatomy. Entomology includes various components of Zoological study such ...

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Crazy Bug Facts – Part 2

By Katie Nelson

If you didn’t get enough of our first round of Crazy Bug Facts, here are a few more interesting things you maybe didn’t know. There are a world of crazy bugs, and living in Midwest (luckily) we don’t deal with the craziest ones on a daily basis.

Roaches can survive underwater for up to 5 minutes.

Roaches are ...

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8 Insane Insect Video’s You Don’t Want to Miss

High Fiving Praying Mantis

This praying mantis is awesome, and he looks like such a friendly guy! 

The Roach Whisperer?

Now this is a unique hobby…not one that we’re particularly keen on. Kudos to this girl for following her dreams and passions. Major kudos to the parents who support her in it!

The Insect Superhero Alliance

If these bugs all joined together to form an ...

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Where Did All the Stink Bugs Come From?

By Katie Nelson

There’s no doubt that by now you’ve likely seen (or smelled) stink bugs if you’re living in the Midwest (or United States, for that matter). The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has become a well known invasive species to the Midwest, and most of the United States. They measure around 1.7 centimeters in length and form the ...

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3 Common Spring Pests and Their Identification

By Katie Nelson

As much as we know everyone loves the welcoming of spring and summer, warmer days means you’re likely to start seeing an increase of common spring pests on both the interior and exterior of your home. You may begin to see an increase in pests such as ants, spiders, wasps, and carpenter bees, due to the increase in ...

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