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Why Do Insects Hate the Smell of Peppermint?

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Why Do Insects Hate the Smell of Peppermint?

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The stick bug primarily depends on its camouflage to avoid predators. But when enemies get too close, this insect deploys peppermint as a last resort.

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Killer ants. Trap-setting spiders. Beetles that shoot boiling chemicals at their enemies. In the micro world, arthropods prey upon one another in many creative and brutal ways, and if you're a bug that can't defend itself, you're not going to last long. Enter the rainforests and deserts of Africa and Australia with natural historian David Attenborough as he examines the survival tactics of the Micro Monsters. Using a new camera system, we give you an up-close view of some of the most remarkable fight-to-the-death battles on the planet.

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