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Cornell University Launches Lost Ladybug Project

Cornell University Launches Lost Ladybug Project
Cornell University Launches Lost Ladybug Project

Ladybugs are a topic of conversation in the news as it seems in North America, the tiny red coat with black spots insect is not increasing its numbers.

The Ladybug Mystery

The reason the ladies are becoming rare in our part of the world while other countries are seeing increases in population and range is a mystery. Unlike bed bugs that are avid globetrotters, that doesn’t seem to be the case with ladies in North America.

The Lost Ladybug Project

In an effort to help save, support, restore and repopulate ladybugs in North America, the Lost Ladybug Project was started and is well on its way to making a difference.

The point of the project is to collect as much data, through photographs, as possible from people across North America. Doing so provides important information on what type of ladybugs are still making an appearance and where. Even if you’re searching and find none, they want that information too.

This project is a learning experience for everyone with resources available and instructions on the safest way to catch, photograph, and release them.

Ladies play an important role in our gardens, so, we don’t want them to disappear.

As of May 7, 2018, a total of 38,385 ladybug pictures have been submitted and added to the ongoing data being collected.

For help with bed bugs, cockroaches, and other pests, contact Stern Environmental. We’re here to help.

Insect Trivia – We Bet You Didn’t Know These

Insect Facts
Insect Facts

Some of these bits of insect trivia will surprise you. Some will probably make you squeamish. There are a few that may make you reluctant to crawl into bed. But they may come in handy if you are ever a contestant on Jeopardy. So check out these interesting and somewhat disturbing insect facts. Then give the experts at Stern Environmental Group a call so you can rest easy.

1. Ants are highly organized, constantly busy, and very sociable. They live in colonies with as many as 500,000 ants.

2. Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other insect or animal. They carry malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and yellow fever.

3. Bedbugs can survive for an entire year without food. What food do they wait to get? You

4. Honeybees kill more people than all poisonous snakes combined.

5. Mammals have red blood, lobsters have blue blood, and insects have yellow blood.

6. A cockroach is able to live for a week after being decapitated.

7. The average bed is home to about 6 billion dust mites.

With more than 17 years of experience providing commercial pest control services in New Jersey, New York, and some parts of Connecticut, the experts at Stern Environmental Group have the knowledge and experience needed to protect you and your business. Contact us today to discuss which pest control option is right for your location.