Get Rid Of House Centipedes
Effective linkages between the scientific and conservation community and the public must be made through the main channel of dissemination, namely media in the form of news and educational programming. Most adults learn about science through television, with print media running a distant second (National Science Board, 2004). Some biodiversity conservation strategies recommend that media be ''used'' to influence sectors of the public (Biodiversity Project, 1998). Initially, however, the news media should be recognized as another segment of the public audience, not as a partner. Journalists do not think of themselves as collaborators. Rather, they are tasked to observe and relate, although the expectation for even-handed treatment does not eradicate a slant in a story that arises from a particular point of view (Cunningham, 2003). Thus, media can be ambivalent, even antagonistic, to the idea that a particular scientific result and its implications are credible and important. News...
The misery of living in a tropical climate as well as the ever-present threat of contracting malaria are the two aspects of climate change through heating that don't get much press. Yet as the tropics begin to spread north and south from the low latitudes of Earth, scourges of the tropics will be coming too. We are returning to a planet with worldwide malaria foremost, but there're more Ebola, elephantiasis, schistosomiasis, leprosy, rampant intestinal parasites, poisonous spiders and centipedes, new and vicious kinds of ants all will follow the heat once the barriers of coolness are overcome.
The successional status of a soil community may also reflect the history of disturbance. Succession in cropped agricultural fields begins with depauperate soil which acts like an island to which a series of organisms immigrate. First, opportunistic species, such as bacteria and their predators, are colonists of soil. Subsequently, fungi and their predators migrate into the area (Bostrom and Sohlenius, 1986). Microarthropods, such as collembolans, mites, and fly maggots, can colonize nearly bare ground and rise quickly in population density. Top predator microarthropods, such as predaceous mites and nematodes, become established later and may have a function similar to keystone predators in other community food webs (Elliott et al., 1988). Finally, macro- and megafauna, such as earthworms, millipedes, slugs, centipedes, wood lice, sow bugs, and pill bugs, join the soil community (Strueve-Kusenberg, 1982).
Mesofauna may be predators or serve as prey for predaceous mites and other predators, such as beetles, fly larvae, centipedes, and spiders. Predatory nematodes feed upon all the other trophic groups of nematodes (Moore and de Ruiter, 1991) and represent only a small portion of the total nematodes in agricultural ecosystems (Wasilewska, 1979). Nematode predators (e.g., members of the orders Mononchida and Tripylida) and insect-parasitic nematodes (e.g., members of the families Stein-ernematidae, Diplogasteridae, Mermithidae) present in the soil may affect populations of their prey (Poinar, 1979 Small, 1987 Stirling, 1991).