Ants are regularly labeled the most intelligent of all insects. Time magazine even declared “Your Ant Farm Is Smarter Than Google.” Yet some look down on ant intelligence, arguing that – due to the size of their brains – ants are not actually smart but just follow signals. The reality
When you hear the word “coyote,” you probably think of prairies and desert areas, old Westerns, or cartoons. But did you know that coyotes now live on Long Island? Coyotes actually live in most areas of the United States – as well as Canada, Mexico, and Central America. As people
Cicadas are back! Or will be soon. The timing depends upon when the ground becomes warm enough. This batch of cicadas will emerge by the billions in a dozen states ranging from New York to Illinois to Georgia.
You may have heard the news that a man recently found 15,000 bees in his car after a quick grocery visit. In addition to being a human-interest story, it made a lot of Long Islanders wonder how common such an occurrence is, whether it could happen to them, and what
Pest infestations can cause a tremendous amount of damage. Mice and rats can chew electrical wiring, causing fires. Termites, carpenter bees, and carpenter ants attack the wood in a house, which can literally damage your home’s structure.
Termites are the bane of homeowners and cause a great deal of damage. That’s why the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the public outreach segment of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), designated March 7-13, 2021, as Termite Awareness Week. The goal is to remind homeowners of the potentially expensive
A lot of people react negatively to bugs, especially when startled by them. For some people revulsion at the sight of insects is a full-blown phobia. What does entomophobia or fear of insects mean? Healthline defines a phobia as “overwhelming and causes significant anxiety. It’s different from simply not liking