Is the “Bat Bug” a superhero?

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a bat bug! If you have recently had an infestation of bat bugs in your home, you know already that a bat bug is decidedly not a superhero or anything that you want near your family. This blood-sucking parasite is more similar to the mythological stories of…

Tell Me About Praying Mantis

The angelic-looking praying mantis, its arms folded as if in prayer, is actually one of the insect world’s greatest hunters, able to nab even a flitting moth in the blink of an eye. Preferring subtropical and tropical climes, several mantis species have been introduced in the United States as a form of natural pest control.…