News tagged with bedbugs

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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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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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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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 ...

dateJun 04, 2012 in Ecology
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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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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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