Archive for June, 2012

Man’s Best Friend has Become a Bed Bug’s Worst Enemy

June 29, 2012By 0 Comments

HuffingtonPost.com: Man’s Best Friend has Become a Bed Bug’s Worst Enemy Since the pesky little critters known as bedbugs are infesting homes, offices, and hotels from New York to California, detection has become more and more difficult. However, there are alternative solutions to bedbug detection, including using man’s best friend. Anyone who has had the […]

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Tips to deal with insect stings

June 28, 2012By 0 Comments

Tips to deal with insect stings If one lands on your skin, resist the urge to swat and instead gently blow on it from a distance. If stung, remove the stinger, clean the area with soap and cold water and apply ice. Benadryl and hydrocortisone ointment may also help calm the reaction. Should you experience […]

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Summer Insect Health Risks

June 27, 2012By 0 Comments

Summer Insect Health Risks Dr. Jorge Parada- National Pest Management Association Mitigating the Downside to Summer Fun Hurray – summer is finally here! This is a glorious time of long hours of sun and warmth, walks and hikes, swimming, camping and barbecues. There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors. But sometimes, don’t you just […]

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Weaver Ants…on The Menu

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Bed Bug Tips

June 21, 2012By 0 Comments

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Anti-West Nile actions urged

June 20, 2012By 0 Comments

Anti-West Nile actions urged The Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District has announced that 12 mosquito pools, representing six locations, tested positive for West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish. The pools were collected June 6 through June 8, a news release from the Mosquito Abatement District stated. According to Director Shannon Rider, the pools were found […]

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Entomological Society of America: Bug-Bomb Foggers are No Match for Bed Bugs

June 19, 2012By 0 Comments

Entomological Society of America: Bug-Bomb Foggers are No Match for Bed Bugs Consumer products known as “bug bombs” or “foggers” have been sold for decades for use against many common household insects. However, recent research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology (JEE) shows these products to be ineffective against bed bugs. In “Ineffectiveness of […]

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Summer Pests

June 18, 2012By 0 Comments

What are some examples of summer pests? There are many different types of summer pests although some of the most prominent home invaders include ants, cockroaches, and termites.  Of course outdoors will bring us a different set of pests – mosquitoes, ticks, and flies are some of the most prevalent. Are these pests dangerous? Summer […]

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Volkswagen Races Beetles (the Insect Kind) on Tiny Course in ‘Bug Run’

June 15, 2012By 0 Comments

Volkswagen Races Beetles (the Insect Kind) on Tiny Course in ‘Bug Run’ Win prizes, and even bet on the critters By David Gianatasio Those interested in wasting time on the Internet in every possible way might want to check out Volkswagen’s Bug Run, an online race for beetles—actual insects, not cute cars—engineered by DDB Stockholm. […]

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Mosquitoes Out in New Orleans Area in Record Numbers

June 13, 2012By 0 Comments

NOLA.com: Mosquitoes Out in New Orleans Area in Record Numbers By Maki Somosot, The Times-Picayune Bolstered by a warm winter, mosquito numbers are unusually high for this time of year, the city’s Mosquito and Termite Control Board says, leading to lots of itchy ankles and raising concerns that airborne viruses will spread earlier than expected. […]

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