Order Diplura: The Bristletails

Now that we are done with springtails, we may now focus on its relative insect: the bristletails. Diplura Biology Bristletails are scientifically called Diplurans, getting their name from the order they originated, Order Diplura. The etymology of their name came from the word diplos and uros, which means two-tailed. This type of insect belongs to … Read more

Order Dermaptera: The Earwigs

When we talk about insects, especially when you are from the western countries, it is impossible to not put earwigs in our conversation. Earwigs have been famous not only in the woods, but also in our houses; for they have been the subject of an old tale about insects which crawls into humans’ ears and … Read more

Order Collembola: The Springtails

In the world of Science, springtails are called as collembola. Taxonomically speaking, they are from the entognatha, which means that they are organisms in which the jaws are retracted within the head. They approximately have six segments with a ventral appendage called collophore. They molt, live in caves, and may destroy the natural habitat of … Read more

Order Coleoptera: The Beetles

Beetles belong to the insect order Coleoptera. This is the largest order of insects. There are more than a quarter million species of beetles in the world. In North America, scientists have identified more than 25,000 beetle species. Appearance of Beetles Sometimes people mistake cockroaches for beetles. If the beetle is an adult, it can … Read more

Order Blattodea: The Cockroaches

Majority of people frown when cockroaches are mentioned. Yes, this insect is probably the most despised among its relatives. However, among over 4,500 known species of cockroaches all over the world, only 25 of them are considered to be annoyance. Almost all of the members or the order Blattodea are considered to be extremely beneficial … Read more

Household Bugs

It is not uncommon to find various type of bugs all throughout one’s home. Typically, these bugs need exterminating for they can cause permanent damage and eventually poison ones living space. There are numerous ways to fight off the household bugs, but there seems to be an infinite amount of bugs that can invade a … Read more

Natural Pesticides

Most yard and garden pesticides available are manmade chemicals. Because some of these pesticides have been seen to correlate with environmental hazards, there has been a huge interest in more environmentally friendly solutions in recent years. Microbes Microbes are a great natural way for effective pest control. Bacteria such as fungi, can cause diseases that … Read more