The Weekly Buzz: Early Scorpions, Working Cats, Roach Teamwork
Welcome to the Weekly Buzz, a roundup of the most interesting bug and pest stories that you may have missed. This week we've got robot roaches, early scorpions, cats that work for a living, and much more.
Bacteria v. Zika? A Brazilian study reportedly says a common bacterium may be able to limit the spread of the Zika virus, though it's no quick fix.
Why Not Late? Scorpions have apparently emerged early in Arizona this year. Check out how they glow under a blacklight!
Laissez Les Termites Rouler: New Orleans experienced a major swarm of formosan termites recently. Take it from us, formosans are no fun.
Step Up: If the thought of roaches helping each other climb stairs fills you with dread, will it help you to know they were robot roaches? Not really, right?.
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Livin' Kitten: It looks like stray cats that might otherwise have trouble finding homes are starting to earn their keep as mouse and rat killers. Talk about a dream job.
For more information on the pests above, check out the links below:
- Zika Virus Symptoms (Video)
- Scorpions 101
- Formosan Termite Information
- What Attracts Cockroaches?
- The 8 Best Ways To Get Rid of Mice