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A Few Interesting Cockroach Facts

I know what you’re thinking – that there’s absolutely nothing interesting about cockroaches. But that’s where you’re wrong. Sure, cockroaches are less than appetizing and they’re definitely not the kind of creature you want to share your home with, but you have to admire their resilience. After all, people have been trying to rid the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to German Cockroaches

With over 4000 different species of cockroaches in the world, there’s a lot to learn about this little creature. The problem is understanding where to start. Well, if you have encountered a cockroach anywhere in the world it’s probably not some exotic species because there’s an overwhelming chance it’s just one kind of cockroach: the […]

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Best Mountain Biking in Atlanta, GA

Mountain Biking in Georgia Georgia is a great place to go biking, especially mountain biking.  If your family enjoys biking in the suburbs, then they’ll enjoy a vacation in Georgia to go mountain biking.  If you are a resident, then check out these top ten mountain biking trails nearby. Top 10 Mountain Biking Trails 10. […]

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State Parks near Atlanta

 Atlanta State Parks Georgia is full of state parks that provide activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, horseback riding trails, ATV trails, camping and the like.  The Atlanta area is home to several state parks including Sweetwater Creek State Park,   Panola Mountain State Park, and Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Panola Mountain State Park Just […]

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“Toilet Spider” False Hoax

Just before the turn of the millennium, the story of the toilet spider emerged via social networks and email.  Of course, we don’t believe everything posted on social media or forwarded by email; however the story of a spider that lurks in toilets waiting to deliver a fatal bite to your posterior does grab one’s […]

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Poisonous Snakes in Georgia

Of the forty one species of snakes indigenous to Georgia, only six are poisonous: Southern copperhead, cottonmouth, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, pigmy rattlesnake, and the eastern coral snake.  Rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all pit vipers.  Pit vipers have two pits underneath their nostrils that detect heat, which allows them to hunt warm blooded […]

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Gardening Tips

The change of season brings new growth and new life.  Spring brings bright, colorful flowers, green grass, and the opportunity to grow a garden and a source of food.  In decades past, gardens were a necessity to life as they provided nutrition for the family and revenue for purchasing other necessities.  Although large farmers still […]

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Goliath Beetles

Native to African rainforests, the goliath beetle can reach up to five inches in length.  These colossal insects are gentle giants that feast on plant matter and animal dung in the wild.  They can however be kept as pets and can be fed dry dog or cat food.  The males are more attractive as they […]

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Carpenter Bees

In early April to late May, female carpenter bees are at work constructing new nests by carving tunnels approximately one half inch wide by eight inches long.  The females then gather pollen and nectar and place it inside the nests for the larvae to feed on after hatching.  Then the mating begins!  The next generation […]

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Camel Spiders

Camel spiders fall under the order Solifugae in the class Arachnida, which is outside of the typical spider order of Araneae.  The camel spider has only two tagma or sections: the abdomen and the prosoma, which is the head and thorax region combined.  As a measure of protection, they also have large chelicerae that serve […]

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