Gisborne Cockroaches

PEST PROFILE: Gisborne Cockroach Drymaplaneta semivitta Size: 20 – 35 mm Colour: Uniformly dark brown to black with white band around fringe of thorax. Other: No wings present. Flattened appearance. Very fast runner. Pest Status: Not usually a resident pest but may sometimes enter buildings particularly in very wet or cold weather. Objectionable …

Bed bugs under self-attack

Bed bugs have always posed an increasing problem in several industries which include but not limited to agriculture, housing, travel and hospitality. In a research published in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology, the scientists at Ohio State University determined that bed bugs exposed to the two bed bug alarm pheromone ingredients …

Talk about camouflage and mimicry!

Talk about camouflage and mimicry! Camouflage and mimicry are adaptations some animals use as protection from predators: moth caterpillar defends itself by mimicking a snake, stick insects disguised by its twig-like appearance, moths appear to blend in with their resting places and merge in the bark. An animal that uses camouflage looks like things …