With their notorious red spot and black body, black widow spiders have venom stronger than a rattlesnakes. Ever wonder why widow is in their name? After mating, females liquefy and eat males! Find out more about black widows in this book for brave, young readers.
Blending in with their surroundings, praying mantises easily grab prey with their spiny front legs. These insects enjoy munching on grasshoppers, spiders, and even small birds and lizards! With a triangular head that can turn 180 degrees and long legs that look like they're praying, these insects are sure to attract curious kids.
At large on every continent, ticks feed on blood. Using their front legs, they attach to the skin of their victims and cling on tight. Ticks are mostly found in fields and forests and can spread dangerous diseases to the animals and people they come in contact with. Understand more about these bloodsuckers with this engrossing book for beginning readers.
Did you know most slugs have eyes on the tips of their tentacles? These slimy, no-shell creatures like to eat plants and live in damp environments. Trails of slime indicate that slugs have creepy-crawled through the area! Learn more about the fascinating life of slugs in this title for young learners.
What is that annoying whine? How about those disgusting worms crawling in the dogs dish? What made those horrible bites that itch like crazy? The answer to these creepy questions is FLIES, one of the worlds most important creatures. Fantastic full-color macro images bring readers inside the world of a common housefly. Designed for kids doing research and those wanting a ready source of creepy information, Buzz off, Flies! offers information on life cycles, family trees, and the flys unique relationship with humans.
What are those fast-moving bugs you see when you turn on the kitchen light? Where did they go? Most likely, they were cockroaches. One of the most hated and feared insect species, cockroaches love to live with humans and have done so for centuries. Cockroaches is a lively historical and biological biography of this loathed creepy crawly. Colorful images show many varieties of cockroaches, including the massive Madagascar hissing cockroach, which is sometimes collected by insect fanciers! Special sections feature pest control methods, the cockroach in popular culture, and facts and myths.
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They feed on us, make their homes on us, and generally make our lives miserable. They are horrible guests, sometimes spreading deadly diseases. These blood-sucking parasites are lice and fleas and they are pests of the first order! This book delves into the tiny world of ectoparasites that prey on humans and animal hosts. Learn how lice and fleas cant live without us and how humans have been battling the itchy critters, often without much success, since the dawn of time. Special sections give information on the plague-producing history of rat fleas and how to combat the scourge of head lice.