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Fleas don’t go away with colder weather

RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s time for Smokey the dog’s annual check-up at Care First Animal Hospital in Raleigh. Owner Susan Everett made the decision early to put Smokey on monthly medication to prevent fleas, and she

Cockroaches’ Weird Grooming Behavior Explained

Perhaps Fluffy the cat let cockroaches and other insects in on a little secret about cleanliness: Turns out, the creepy crawlies incessantly groom themselves to keep their antennae free from environmental pollutants and chemicals

How temperature and moisture impact termite behavior

As true of all cold-blooded creatures, temperature strongly influences termite activity. Studies have shown that subterranean termites will not forage in areas where upper level soil temperatures are either too hot or too cold.