Invincible Insects: How To Get Rid of German Cockroaches

German cockroaches illustration

Predating the dawn of civilization, cockroaches have been roaming the earth for millions of years, making them the oldest known insects in modern-day existence. Throughout multiple millennia, roaches’ anatomy hasn’t changed all that much, either—as the oldest fossils found look nearly identical to the cockroaches that creep us out today. Talk about being more resilient […]

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pests

Some ants protect their nests with their heads Aside from being able to carry objects 50 times their own body weight, ants display another behavior that is quite spectacular. head to protect its colony from unwanted guests. Ants use to live alongside the dinosaurs over 130 million years ago. Fossilized evidence of ants and other […]

Did You Know: Cockroaches Don’t Use Their Brains to Keep Balance?

Neither did we, or anyone else, until the recent release of a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. It turns out that the cockroach’s ability to keep upright has nothing to do with the neural makeup of their brains, as it does in most other creatures, but rather relies on the […]

Beetles Riding Skateboards and Playing Banjos?

A new reality TV show on AMC, “Immortalized,” aims to showcase the creative side of taxidermy. One contestant in particular, Petaluma, California entomologist Kevin Clarke, takes taxidermy to level most of us have likely never considered: insects on motorcycles (hilariously titled “Weevil Knievel”). While most people have heard of butterfly preservation, the preservation and articulation […]