Tarantula Kills Snake
From the archives of Discovery: Watch a tarantula take out a snake. Learn more about tarantulas in this video.
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Buggin' with Ruud: Peppermint Stick Insect
On Animal Planet's "Buggin' with Ruud," host Ruud Kleinpaste learns about the peppermint stick insect which, when threatened, sprays a peppermint smelling spray at its predators.
How Ticks Work
Although you would expect ticks in the woods and countryside, you can find ticks everywhere, even in the city. Learn more about ticks in this HowStuffWorks video.
Buggin' with Ruud: Hawk Moths
On Animal Planet's "Buggin' with Ruud," host Ruud Kleinpaste studies one of the fastest insects in the world, the hawk moth.
Top 10 Bloodsuckers: The Flea
Does your home have an uninvited guest? Look closely in the carpet fibers and you may find this bloodsucker, which makes itself at home waiting for a host to arrive.
Buggin' with Ruud: The Heaviest Bug
Want to know what the heaviest bug is and how much it weighs? Learn about the tusked weta from Ruud Kleinpaste on Animal Planet's "Buggin' with Ruud."
Dirty Jobs: Malaysian Walking Leaf Insect
This Malaysian walking leaf insect mimics a leaf and remains absolutely still when threatened. This insect does not need a mate to reproduce as it just makes clones of itself. Learn more with host Mike Rowe on Discovery Channel's series "Dirty Jobs."
The Bite That Cures: Maggots in Hospitals
On the Learning Channel's "The Bite that Cures," hospitals have found uses for maggots, because these insects only eat decaying flesh. The maggots penetrate infected cells and dissolve them for consumption.
Dirty Jobs: Stick Insects
On Discovery Channel's series "Dirty Jobs," spiny Australian stick insects hang upside down to look like a dead leaves in order to avoid predators. These insects eat leaves which control the plant population.
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A family is forced to abandon their home when it is discovered to be infested with ticks. Even after exterminators try to clear the place, the family still finds thousands of ticks in their living room.
Infested: Roaches Wreck Family's Dream
An Arizona couple and their children start fresh with a new home but soon find that they aren't the only tenants. An infestation of roaches is destroying their electronics and ruining their home.
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In addition to roaches, exterminators have found a nest of black widow spiders in Sherry's home. In response to the news, Sherry gets defensive.