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Spider Infestation Causes Air Traffic Controller Evacuation

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At Kansas City International Airport (KCI), radar controllers were actually forced to evacuate due to a spider infestation!!

An employee was bitten, the third employee in a few weeks, and it caused enough of a panic to force the evacuation of the building.

During the evac, as many as five flights were delayed up to 15 minutes.

Exterminators were called in, and they discovered a nest egg underneath the radar controllers' desks.

They believe the bites were from a mama spider who was protecting her babies. We can understand that instinct but that doesn't make it any less terrifying!!

Check out the video (above) to learn a little more about how some tiny spiders scared a whole building of people!

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Rats Take Over New York Post Hurricane Sandy

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One of the more disgusting consequences of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York is an increase in rats!

Gross!!

After the hurricane hit and all that flooding happened, tons of rats moved inland.

It's gotten so bad that NYC officials are calling for a publicly financed program to bait, kill and remove the rats.

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Cali Restaurant Openly Admits To Roach Infestation

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Houston, we have a problem…a COCKROACH problem.

A California restauranteur has openly admitted to a bug infestation and shut down his restaurant.

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Rats Return To The City Once Exterminated By Pied Piper

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Rats Return To The City Once Exterminated By Pied Piper

Revenge of the rats!!!

According to legend, the German city of Hamelin hired the Pied Piper to get rid of their rats back in 1284 — now they're back!!!

The story claims that

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Ask A Vet With Dr. Jennifer Scarlett On Fleas

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Dr. Jennifer Scarlett has done another 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA'.

Someone wrote in:

We do not treat our 5-year old Maltipoo for fleas - and he never seems to have a problem. Recently though, we visited another household where there were two other dogs, both treated with flea medication. After a day-long visit, our pooch had fleas all over him and the other dogs were still flea-less. Why did that happen? What can we do to make sure he doesn't get fleas on his next visit?

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett responded:

Gotcha! As compared to days gone by when it was common to use organophosphates on pets the products available now to prevent and control fleas are great.

Even the best products like Advantage, Frontline and Comfortis are not perfect—so they may kill 95 to 99% of the fleas, but they don’t stop flea eggs from hatching. Many of the old pyrethrin based products are much less effective. The problem might not stem from the dogs themselves, but from the environment. Flea eggs can hang around in the nooks and crannies of a house and continue to hatch, develop and feed on pets and people.

Most likely some of the fleas that were newly hatched from the eggs in the house had a feeding frenzy on your virginal pup! I recommend one of the newer effective flea medications—the new long lasting oral product is my favorite. You’ll need to see your vet to get it, but it is really reasonably priced. Oh, and if your dog brought fleas home, then the bad news is that there still there. You’ll need to use a product that has an insect growth regulator to kill the eggs they laid in your house to get rid of them. You can call our pharmacy – we carry a really good, non-toxic powder. Fleas are tough little buggers. Good luck.

So remember, don't poison your pet with the wrong flea medicine but do talk to your vet about safe ways to protect them from fleas.

It's easier to prevent fleas from happening than it is to remove a flea infestation from your home.

Gross.

[Image via Michael Wright/WENN.]

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"Crazy Ants" Invade The Southern U.S.

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"Crazy ants" are more than half the size but also more than twice the speed of a normal ant.

They come in gigantic swarms and live in walls and can cause some serious damage.

If they swarm on machinery, they can short circuit it, shutting it down.

The worst part is, when one dies, it releases a scent that tells other ants to attack, so the swarm gathers and gets even worse.

It's getting to the point where even something as large as a chemical plant in Texas is susceptible to ant problems.

An exterminator in Texas trying to deal with the ants said:

"We're kind of going for overkill on that particular site because so much is at stake. If that shuts down, they could literally shut down an entire chemical plant that costs millions of dollars."

And the swarming happens even if they're killed by pesticide. The exterminator said:

"I did a test site with a product early on and applied the product to a half-acre … In 30 days I had two inches of dead ants covering the entire half-acre.

It looked like the top of the dead ants was just total movement from all the live ants on top of the dead ants."

Gross.

Let's hope they stop it before the crazy ants spread anywhere else.

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Huge Mutant Rat Killed In Brooklyn

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Huge Mutant Rat Killed In Brooklyn

Oh no! Now who's gonna train the Ninja Turtles??

This massive white rat (3 feet long with tail) was killed after being speared with a pitchfork in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

Appaently Hugeass rats is a real problem in the area.

“They come out at night and the daytime,”

Confessed one horrified local. Another resident told BlackandBrownNews.com about a frantic scene in which rats began scrambling across the nearby playground:

“Adults had to grab children and run because a lot of rats came on the playground. The kids were screaming.”

WTF?? Something reeelly needs be done about this insane infestation. Hopefully this pic of the man-sized monster will gain some attention to the area pest problem.

P.S. Splinter was brown, so to the best of our knowledge Leonardo, Raphae, Michelangelo, and Donatello still have their master.

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