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What is Insect Molting?

What is Insect Molting?

  • Friday, February 28, 2020
You have probably heard that insects molt—but what does this mean? Molting, or ecdysis, is the shedding of exoskeleton. Exoskeleton is basically insect skin. Cellularly, insect exoskeleton is quite different from human skin. Functionally, however, they share some protective similarities. Unlike human skin, exoskeleton does not grow with the insect. If you read our last blog post, you learned t...
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All About Ladybugs

All About Ladybugs

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020
Who doesn’t love ladybugs . . .but do you know anything about them? Let’s learn more! As I was walking down the Valentine’s Day aisle at the store, I noticed just how many cards and gifts contained ladybug imagery. Sure, they’re red and pretty, which goes with the theme of Valentine’s Day, but I think this use of ladybugs reflects a lot more about how widely loved these insects are. Ladybugs a...
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Insect Life Cycles

Insect Life Cycles

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020
Did you know that not all insects undergo the same type of development? Read on to learn more about how insects grow! All insects undergo one of three types of development, or metamorphosis: ametabolous, hemimetabolous, or holometabolous.  Ametabolous development (no metamorphosis). This type of development is seen in primitive insects like silverfish. There are three life stages in...
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Hearworms

Hearworms

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
I’m sure you’ve heard of heartworms, but did you know they are transmitted by an insect? Everywhere I look, I’m seeing heart decorations for Valentine’s Day. This seems like an ideal time to remind you about heartworm prevention in your pets.  What are heartworms? Heartworms are parasitic worms that develop and reproduce inside the bloodstream, causing damage to the heart, lungs, and art...
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Who turned out the lights? A simple tip to keep insects away

Who turned out the lights? A simple tip to keep insects away

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Are you inadvertently bringing insects to your home? Read on to find out! I love my porch lights. This time of year, they come on early to welcome us home in these dark evenings. In the summer, they stay on late while we sit outside watching the kids play. These habits can be a problem if your home isn’t properly sealed, however.  What do my lights have to do with pests? Positive photota...
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What is a Lovebug?

What is a Lovebug?

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Did you know lovebugs are real insects and not just a pet name?  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you’ve likely seen cards or gifts addressed to your “lovebug” – but did you know that lovebugs are insects we can find in NC?  What is a lovebug? Plecia nearctica, or the lovebug, is a specific species of bibionid fly. These insects got their name because they are often found in t...
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