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I found a cuterebra larva on my bathroom floor today. Freaky! So after watching them get pulled out of cats' noses they have my full attention! I have two cats and a dog that don't show any symptoms. Did it fall out of my boot? A hand truck delivery service? We had kids sledding, did they drag it up...

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Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Jun 15, 2018
Bats can eat their weight in insects in one day, providing important pest control.

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In droughty Klamath Falls, watering trees may help defend against bronze birch borer

Jun 29, 2017
Symptoms of the voracious insect appear for the first time in Klamath Falls

By Gail Wells
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Samurai wasp takes on brown marmorated stink bug

Jun 2, 2017
Invasive pest may have met its match

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Is this a bot fly larvae, is my family at risk?

I found a cuterebra larva on my bathroom floor today. Freaky! So after watching them get pulled out of cats' noses they have my full attention! I have two cats and a dog that don't show any symptoms. Did it fall out of my boot? A hand truck delivery service? We had kids sledding, did they drag it up...

By Charles Estill