News tagged with bedbugs

Sex is war for many invertebrates

It is fair to say we belong to a species obsessed by sex. We are among the only species to have sex for fun, not just for reproduction. For some other species, though, sex is far from fun. In fact, as two recen ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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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 discov ...

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 ...

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 ...

dateJul 29, 2010 in Health
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