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#Creepy Crawlies

From TheJournal.ie Cockroaches, blood spillages, filthy kitchens: Seven food businesses closed last month Creepy Crawlies

Cockroaches, blood spillages, filthy kitchens: Seven food businesses closed last month

Businesses in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Limerick and Louth were hit with closure orders.

From TheJournal.ie 6 animal-tastic family events happening this weekend, from pony rides to real-life snakes Family Event Guide

6 animal-tastic family events happening this weekend, from pony rides to real-life snakes

Here’s what’s on for mini nature lovers this week and weekend.

For all the arachnophobes out there currently suffering through spider season

The hardest time of year for haters of the eight-legged freaks.

A rogue scorpion had Waterford city on high alert

The creature was spotted on Alphonsus Road.

Doctors remove inch-long cockroach from Australian man's ear

“They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear.”

From TheJournal.ie Scientists harness hormones to create 'super-soldier' ants Super Soldiers

Scientists harness hormones to create 'super-soldier' ants

An entire genus of ant – of 1100 species – can be mutated into larger-than-average creatures with a touch of hormones.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s ant population ‘reaching a ten-year high’ Invasion

Ireland’s ant population ‘reaching a ten-year high’

Humans aren’t the only creatures becoming more plentiful in Ireland, Rentokil warns, offering tips to avoid infestation.