We’re all afraid, on some level, of getting bitten by a tick. Before we close our shutters and vow to never go out into the woods again, it’s important to understand a bit about these parasites and the harm that they may (or may not) inflict upon us.
The following myths might be unusual. Some of them might not even be true. (You’ll have to read to find out.) What did our ancestors do before there were stitches? Would we have fewer amputees if we’d adhered to the practices centuries ago and used maggots for wound care? Would you use maggots for wound care? Do larvae (of wasps) really produce sugary fluids that the worker wasps drink? Together, let’s explore more about biting ants, tissue-eating maggots, and hungry end-of-season wasps. Myth No. 1: Biting Ants Can Be Used as Sutures This myth is true. Either insects or chemicals extracted from...
Bugs can be fascinating and strange. Beliefs about them can be fueled by fear or doubt. This article debunks a few of the most common myths that you may or may not have heard (and may or may not believe yourself).
Fruit flies and gnats are tiny creatures, neither of which are known for a buzzing sound—but both can be extremely annoying and make you feel unwelcome in your own home. How do you know which one is invading your safe place...and how do you get rid of an infestation?