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# Creepy Crawlies

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# 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.
# 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.
# Creepy Crawlies
For all the arachnophobes out there currently suffering through spider season
The hardest time of year for haters of the eight-legged freaks.
# sting in the tale
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.”
# 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.
# 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.