News tagged with bedbugs

Battling the bedbug epidemic

"Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" -- is becoming an impossible dream for millions of people as the world experiences a resurgence of an ancient scourge that is fostering human misery, financial burdens and the risk ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Other
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Anti-aphrodisiac protects young bedbugs

Male bedbugs are known to be very unfussy when it comes to mating, mounting any well-fed bug they can see - regardless of age or gender. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology have discovered how immature ...

dateSep 09, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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US grapples with bedbugs, misuse of pesticides

(AP) -- A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night ...

dateAug 30, 2010 in Health
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NYC looks to stop spreading bedbug infestations

(AP) -- One of every 15 New Yorkers battled bedbugs last year, officials said Wednesday as they announced a plan to fight the spreading infestation, including a public-awareness campaign and a top entomologist to head the ...

dateJul 29, 2010 in Health
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Yikes, bedbugs! EPA looks to stop resurgence

(AP) -- "Don't let the bedbugs bite." Doesn't seem so bad in a cheerful bedtime rhyme, but it's becoming a really big problem now that the nasty critters are invading hospitals, college dorms and even swanky hotels. With ...

dateApr 14, 2009 in Health
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