• Chiggers Facts

    Chiggers What Are Chiggers? Chiggers are born red and nearly invisible to the naked eye with a length of less than 1/150th of an inch. Like ticks and spiders, chiggers are a member of the arachnid class. Unlike ticks and spiders, chiggers only have six legs. This is because chiggers are the larval state of

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  • Ticks Facts

    Ticks What Are Ticks? While this may not be a surprise to most who have observed these little 8-legged critters, ticks are in the same category as spiders: arachnids.  Just like spiders they do not fly or jump, but instead lay in wait for a passerby that they can ultimately latch onto.  Then they locate

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  • Horse Flies Facts

    Horse Flies What Are Horse Flies? Horse Flies are winged insects commonly identified by their bulky appearance compared to most other flies you encounter, some measuring to over an inch in length.  The female horse fly is commonly known to bite humans and livestock as it feasts on blood necessary for its reproduction cycle. How

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  • Mosquito Facts

    Mosquito Facts, Tips, and Information by The Bug Patch What Are Mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are the flying pests that we are all more than aware of.  However, there’s a significant difference between male and female mosquitoes that factors into the role mosquitoes play in our lives.  The truth is that male mosquitoes aren’t out for blood,

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