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You may be asking yourself, “Why would anyone want to make more cockroaches?” On the contrary, this new kind of roach developed by scientists in Russia is not your typical pest. While it was designed specifically to mimic the size, behaviors and movements of a cockroach, this is a robot. 

According to Sputnik, this little guy “can carry up to a 10-gram payload making it of interest to the military, as a miniature robot with a portable camera can penetrate into hard-to-reach places.” After all these years, the pests that have disgusted us the most are finally very interesting.

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While you may be experiencing the Monday blues, there are beautiful things to be seen! The world of insects could be considered another planet completely. The captivating creatures and their peculiar practices are almost extraterrestrial but luckily they are close enough for us to observe. Perhaps one of the most fascinating things in the insect world is the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Watch as this little caterpillar wiggles into a delicate and beautiful butterfly. It will surely turn that Monday frown upside down!   

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A Pest-Free home starts with a clean foundation. Ants and fruit flies are common in kitchens as they like to feed on pet food or left over food particles you may have missed while cleaning. Cockroaches will eat just about anything from food crumbs to hair, and even dead roaches! Removing these food sources encourages pests to seek shelter elsewhere, where there are better feeding opportunities. Check out these tips from Pest World for a Pest-Proof Kitchen.

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Protecting yourself outdoors this summer isn't just about wearing sunscreen. Lyme disease is a frightening reality associated with something as simple as a tick bite. Knowing what to look out for is important in protecting you and your family this summer. Here’s a quick video from NBC’s Today Show that shows you what signs to look for.

 

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We're back again with another round of "How to Protect your Pets". Today's installment deals with the perfectly all-revolting bug, the tick. In this video, University of Florida researchers explain just what it is that makes a tick, tick. They also of course addresses how to protect your cat or dog from ticks and what to do if they have found their way already on to your pet/s, as well as the varieties of ticks and their behavior.

Read more about Ticks and how Falcon can help protect you and your pets from their invading ways here.

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