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10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it's rainy, snowy, too hot, and too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare to get rid of the deter…

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Non-Toxic Pest Control for the Eco-Home

We recently moved into a gorgeous 112-year-old house in the historic district of our town. We are renting long-term with an option to buy. We have an awesome landlord who has let us really make this o…

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11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they're faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It's easy to…

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Bee Sting Allergy

Insects alone can be annoying enough ... imagine being allergic to them! More than 2 million Americans are allergic to insect stings and bites from bees, wasps, fire ants, mosquitoes, and scorpions. …

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Top 10 Animal Workaholics

By Joy H. Montgomery, Animal Planet This may surprise you, but ants have more of a purpose than putting a damper on your picnic. These industrious animals have workloads that may put your own to …

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Nature Lesson: Observing Ants

When you live in the city you take any nature you can get. I may not be able to walk out the front door to take my kids on a nature walk through the woods, but we can go out on the sidewalk and look a…

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10 Animals With Interesting Eating Habits

By Joy H. Montgomery, Animal Planet It's always chow time in the animal kingdom, and while some creatures just devour whatever they kill, others take a little more time to prepare a meal. In …

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New Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombies

Scientists have discovered four new species of fungi in Brazilian rainforests that infect carpenter ants and take over their brains. About a week after being exposed to spores from the fungi, ants ent…

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Ants Use Antibiotics to Kill Weeds

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that ants which cultivate fungus farms use antibiotics to manage them. These antibiotics are employed to kill weeds which compete for space with…

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7 Animals Smarter Than Humans

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger Bodies that work with the Earth's magnetic field to determine location. Female-only societies. Telling whether you're a friend or a jerk there to make trouble wi…

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