Orkin Lab Notes
An insider look into the things we find most interesting about the fascinating world of bugs.
From growing up reading children’s books and watching cartoons depict fluffy, friendly bees, it’s become a common belief that they make their homes in hives. While this is true to a certain extent, is that the only place these furry flyers reside? Let’s find out in this month’s fact or fake. Continue reading
It’s long been thought that earthworms have the ability to multiply when cut in half. Whether this belief came from old wives’ tales or science fiction, let’s worm our way into the truth in this month’s fact or fake. Continue reading
Can Bitter Cucumber Peels Prevent Ants?
Not everyone cares for the naturally bitter taste of cucumber peels, could ants be included in that group? Find out if the key to ant control is as easy as placing some cucumber peels near your home’s entry points in this month’s fact or fake!
Could ultrasonic sound machines be the answer to ridding the world of cockroaches and rodents? Find out for yourself in this month’s fact or fake! Continue reading
From malaria to the Zika virus, mosquitoes have a reputation for potentially transmitting dangerous diseases that could pose health risks to you and your family. But did you know that scientists are using technology and the tiny bloodsuckers for the greater good? It’s quite amazing! Continue reading
Museums are still the best destinations to discover the marvels of the human age from art and design to history and technology. Bugs and insects also have their piece of the knowledge gathering pie. Here are six bug and insect museums too exciting to miss. Continue reading
The ants most people come eye-to-eye with are pretty unremarkable. These are the tiny, black crawlers commonly found in and around our homes, but countless species of ants have wildly unique features made for survival. Here are six behaviors and characteristics of several species you must see to believe. Continue reading
It’s one thing for pests to invade our homes and foster an uncomfortable living environment, but when they decide to make a meal out of you and your family, it’s all the more unsettling. Here are six blood-sucking pests to keep an eye out for and avoid. Continue reading