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Cockroaches are becoming resistant to common insecticides, which could make them nearly impossible to exterminate

In a recent study, researchers tried out common insecticide treatments in about 100 cockroach-infested apartments across two Midwestern cities. Almost none of the treatments were effective, and some cockroach populations seemed to increase despite them. This means cockroaches are developing increasing resistance to insecticides – traits they’re passing on to […]
Cockroaches are becoming resistant to common insecticides, which could make them nearly impossible to exterminate
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Why cockroaches are so hard to kill

Cockroaches are one of the most widespread and resilient creatures on this planet. They are practically everywhere around us, hiding in the walls, sewers, and perhaps your cupboard. They are also one of the most hated creatures by humans. If you are like most people, you will become determined to […]
Why cockroaches are so hard to kill
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Animated map shows how cats spread across the world

One-third of American households have at least one cat. That’s roughly 93.5 million house cats in the US, alone. You can find house cats on every continent except Antarctica. But that wasn’t always the case. Cats began to spread around the world about 10,000 years ago in what’s now modern-day […]
Animated map shows how cats spread across the world
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Crazy snake worms are invading the US and there’s little we can do

VIDEO: Our country is under threat from its tiniest invaders. Amynthas agrestis, or "crazy snake worm," is an earthworm natively from Korea and Japan that has begun appearing in the U.S. They're everywhere in Wisconsin, Vermont, Georgia, New York, and Tennessee, and spreading quickly.
Crazy snake worms are invading the US and there’s little we can do
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What We Can Learn From One Couple’s $300,000 Bat Poop Nightmare

[credit provider=”via Erin Drakeford” url=”http://cargocollective.com/erindutton”] Joel Hirschhorn and his wife┬álearned the hard way how far insurance companies will go to defend the myriad exclusions they tack on to policies.The couple was months into a plan to sell their Lake Tomahawk, Wis. vacation home when they realised they had a big […]
What We Can Learn From One Couple’s $300,000 Bat Poop Nightmare
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9 Cheap Ways To Keep Your Home Pest-Free This Winter

[credit provider=”SMercury98 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/smercury98/2684073750/”] After being forced to stare at this giant rodent outside the Business Insider office all week, we’ve had our fill of the scab-busting suckers.But the chance of running into the real thing in our homes this winter is greater than ever.
9 Cheap Ways To Keep Your Home Pest-Free This Winter