Our ancestors may have predisposed us to fear spiders, insects, and other many-legged creatures, but there's a lot more to it.
Due to an unusually warm winter and summer, a 'robust' stink bug population is expected to invade homes in the Mid-Atlantic region when temperatures drop.
If you find a tick on your body, don't panic—removing it the right way fast drastically reduces your chances of contracting any diseases it might be carrying.
The new Mississippi flag design, featuring a mosquito silhouette surrounded by a ring of stars, has become a surprise hit with the public.
Honey from hives downwind from the Notre-Dame fire contained 3.5 times as much lead as Parisian honey collected before April 2019.
A murder hornet’s stinger can do some serious damage to humans, but what its pincers do to bees is arguably worse.
Aggressive honey bees (not to be confused with murder hornets) have invaded Joshua Tree National Park.
Invasive Argentine ants have built a 560-mile-long supercolony underneath California, making them virtually impossible to eradicate.
This lamp from Thermacell creates a bubble of protection that repels any mosquitos nearby, making it a great fit for your backyard.
You won't be able to see the Great Smoky Mountains' synchronous fireflies in person this year, but a nonprofit has made the light show easy to view from home.
You don't need to climb mountains to find nature. Get to know your local animals with these 10 tips for backyard wildlife watching.
There are roughly 1.5 million cicadas in Brood IX, and in the summer of 2020 they will make their first appearance in 17 years.
These giant hornets of Japan and other parts of Asia have been spotted in North America—and that's bad news for bees.
There are a million reasons why we should be paying more attention to treehoppers, entomology student Brendan Morris says.
This dairy butter substitute involves mashing black soldier fly larvae into an appetizing, buttery grease.
Firefly populations are dwindling around the world, and a new study says light pollution is largely to blame.
These nuisance creatures have a system for braving the cold so they can emerge in the spring and get back to the business of slurping up your blood.
From big cats to tiny fish, the collection of animals named for Theodore Roosevelt is eclectic—just like our adventurous 26th president.
Each fall, millions of migrating monarchs return to Mexico to wait out winter. The gathering makes Woodstock look like a business conference. Here’s how they get there.
In "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs," Caitlin Doughty explains why human bones usually don't make a very good snack.
“It felt like someone was drilling into my bones,” one Florida woman said about the caterpillar sting.
Though scientists know the insects migrate south in the fall, there are still unanswered questions about the swarms.
She woke to the sensation that water was stuck in her ear, and thankfully went right to the doctor’s office.
Want to ward off blood-sucking pests? DEET is still your best bet, but if you want something that smells a little sweeter, Bombshell is a reliable second pick.