Questions Of The Week For July 9th ~ EZ BUG Questions

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Members may make one post per question thread to answer the questions, and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the questions answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.

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Today we have some easy BUG questions

If you think your answer matches another, reply with it for multiple winners.

  1. 700 million people get sick, one million die yearly!
    From what?

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2) Most important cockroach in the US

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3) They may show up in bathrooms where the plumbing hasn’t been used for a while

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4) Mating can be a dangerous game for the male, who might easily be killed by the female. So he presents her with a nuptial gift of a dead insect or a mass of saliva to placate her - the equivalent of a box of chocolates! YUM!

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5) Who am I?
Protein within the sapwood declines as wood ages, so I prefer the protein-rich sapwood of younger wood.
I will not attack any hardwood such as oak, ash, maple or poplar.
My disgusting looking larvae may mature in 3-6 years, but under less than optimal conditions it could be 10 years or longer before I’m the adult BUG.

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Extra Credit for Inspectorsaurus Coffee Mugs & T-Shirts
WHO sang this on WHAT song?
But you know, it’s by your side I will stay

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Good job Marc, I don’t have a clue on any of the questions. LOL

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Great questions Marc!! Thanks for doing these… :+1:

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No trick questions… … … Google is your friend.
I’ve been paid to kill all of them except #4, although some women tend to have the same requirements! :cowboy_hat_face:

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Great questions, Marc. :slight_smile:

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Good Evening Everyone.

Here is my stab at this week’s question.

  1. Mosquito-borne illnesses and diseases. Some examples include malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika.
  2. The German Cockroach
  3. Drain Flies
  4. The Scorpion Fly
  5. The Old House Borer
    Extra Credit: “Glad All Over” The Dave Clark Five

Have a great week everyone.

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WTG Marc !!

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German roach eggs hatch in about 28 days.
The female has carried the ___ and remained in a protected harborage for most of that time.

1 - Mosquito - borne illness
2 - Periplaneta Americana
3 - Drain mites
4 - Scorpion Fly
5 - Powerpost beatle
6 - Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over Again

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I found this under a 4’ high deck, there isn’t any markings on it. I don’t recognize this, it has 2 wire going into the ground

So, are you going to electrocute bugs, termites, or Beatles with this thing? Is this why you posted this? It is possible.

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OMG you reminded me of the old ElectroGun treatments I used to do.

Its technology combines high frequency, high voltage and very low current to overcome wood’s natural resistance to electrical current flow. The current penetrates wood and flows into the galleries and nests of drywood termites.

A highly trained technician will target a known or suspected infestation and then pan out from that area with a zigzag motion, while watching and listening to the equipment. When the electricity coming from the end of the probe reaches a termite gallery, the pitch or hum of the device will change and intensify as the electricity forms a straight line into the infestation. Most of the insects are killed instantly and there is a delayed mortality to those that don’t get a direct hit.

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OOTHECA !

There are ___ basic resources for diminishing the severity of turfgrass diseases
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3
4
5

I would say 5.

  1. disease resistant grasses
  2. cultural practices
  3. biological control agents
  4. chemical pesticides.

MICHAEL TAYLOR @mtaylor31 NAILED IT! YEA Michael.
Mr Peter Giannino came very close.
Both are winners this week :cowboy_hat_face:
Please post or send shipping address mg@alltropic.com for Inspectorsaurus gear

  1. 700 million people get sick, one million die!
    From what?
    mosquito
    Mosquito-borne diseases | World Mosquito Program

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2) Most important cockroach in the US
Blattella germanica ~ German Cockroach
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN028

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3) They may show up in bathrooms where the plumbing hasn’t been used for a while
The fly family called Psychodidae, commonly called drain flies, sink flies or moth flies, WAFI moths.

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4) Mating can be a dangerous game for the male, who might easily be killed by the female. So he presents her with a nuptial gift of a dead insect or a mass of saliva to placate her - the equivalent of a box of chocolates! YUM!
Panorpa communis ~ Scorpion fly

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5) Who am I?
Protein within the sapwood declines as wood ages, so I prefer the protein-rich sapwood of younger wood.
I will not attack any hardwood such as oak, ash, maple or poplar.
My disgusting looking larvae may mature in 3-6 years, but under less than optimal conditions it could be 10 years or longer before I’m the adult BUG.
Cerambycidae - Old House Borer

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https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef653

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WHO sang this on WHAT song?
But you know, it’s by your side I will stay
Glad All Over ~ Dave Clark Five
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Congrats Michael !!!

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That’s great, thank you very much everyone. Congrats Peter.

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Congrats guys.

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