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2011-11-01 03:55:00

Mattress Safe, Inc. has launched BedBugGeneral.com, an extensive website designed to help everyday people and pest management professionals link forces to wage war against the rising tide of bed bugs. Containing photos, videos, treatment methods, professional advice, historical, and biological information, BedBugGeneral.com answers every question a visitor may have about bed bugs. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Featuring a military theme, BedBugGeneral.com provides visitors access to...

2011-10-31 09:00:00

Assured Environmentsâ president, Andrew Klein, has been appointed to chair the Bed Bug Committee of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The Bed Bug Committee is an offshoot of the NPMAâs Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force, which was developed about a year ago to address the growing issue of bed bugs. The committee is making efforts towards developing a coherent, unified industry response to the re-emergence of bed bugs, including best management practices,...

2011-10-20 08:09:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You may not be going to bed alone. After years of winning the war against bed bugs, they're back! Not only have they returned, but they're stronger and insecticide resistant. New research from a team at Virginia Tech has discovered some of the genetic mechanisms for the bugs´ resistance to two of the most popular insecticides used to control them. Bed bugs, largely absent in the U.S. since the 1950s, have returned with a vengeance in all 50 states during the last...

2011-10-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Halloween, ghosts and goblins aren't the only scary creatures crawling out of the woodwork. Bed bugs have become one of the biggest horror stories of the year. Unlike frightening and fictitious ghouls, bed bugs are all too real. Infestations have escalated and can be found in all 50 states. Most commonly found in the home, bed bugs are everywhere from airplanes, gyms and retail stores to movie theaters, hotels, and schools; no one is safe from...

2011-09-20 12:41:00

READING, Pa., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Be prepared this fall! As the temperatures get cooler Stink Bugs will begin their march from your garden into your home. During the summer months, the brown marmorated stink bug lives in your landscape. When cooler temperatures arrive, these nuisance pests will make their appearance and invade your home to survive the winter. As temperatures drop, stink bugs seek warmth, gathering on the south and west sides of buildings. They will enter...

2011-09-19 08:00:00

Maker of Innovative BugZip® Clothing Travel Protectors to Launch New Bed Bug Products- Summit Brings Together Leading Bed Bug Management and Pest Control Companies Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 USBedBugs.com, the leading provider of pesticide-free bed bug prevention and protection products, announced today it is the sole platinum-level sponsor of the 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit. The event is being held September 25th through the 27th at the Hyatt Regency...

2011-09-17 07:00:00

The stink bug population continues to explode across New Jersey. If you have not yet seen one of these prehistoric-looking creatures up close and personal inside your home, you are in the lucky minority. Stink bug control requires barrier control. Seal potential entries and have a pest control professional apply an exterior, preventative spray. It will mean the difference between a full-blown infestation and a few isolated sightings. Neptune City, NJ (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 The fall...

2011-09-07 13:40:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest control company with branches throughout the mid-Atlantic, warn that homeowners should act now to protect their homes from stink bugs this winter. Western experts point out that while early fall is when stink bugs begin seeking indoor shelter, many service calls come well into October after stink bugs have already invaded homes and businesses seeking overwintering sites. "Now is...

2011-08-24 07:43:00

BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed bugs are back, reproducing to such a degree that bed bug infestations have spiked nationwide, according to the National Pest Management Association (http://allthingsbedbugs.pestworld.org/). No longer are these little apple-seed-sized insects infesting only homes, but they are also popping up at hotels, college dorms, retail stores, offices, hospitals, libraries and movie theaters nationwide. The scale of the problem has made bed bug...

2011-08-23 08:47:00

MASHPEE, Mass., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop Bugging Me! is proud to participate in the first ever National Bed Bug Awareness Month in September 2011, as recently declared by BedBug Central. Bed bug outbreaks are widespread and over the last five years, occurrences across the country have tripled. Staying at a hotel, going to the movies, riding in a taxi or spending time in places where many people congregate are now commonplace activities that can spread bed bugs. Leading...


Latest Bug Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 11:58:43

Reduviidae is a family of predatory insects in the suborder Heteroptera. It includes assassin bugs and wheel bugs (genera include Arilus, Melanolestes, Psellipus, Reduvius, Rhiginia, Sinea, Triatoma, and Zelus), ambush bugs (genera include Apiomerus and Phymata), and thread-legged bugs (the subfamily Emesinae, including the genus Emesaya). Physical characteristics There are more than 150 species in North America alone, with species existing all over the world. Adult bugs often range...

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2005-08-25 11:19:50

The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a large cockroach which is originally from the island of Madagascar off the African coast. They are large and wingless and grow up to 2.5" in length and are brown to black in color. The insect makes a hissing sound for communication. They can live up to two years. It is a very popular pet because of its hissing sound and large size, and interesting appearance. It has become a popular insect in Hollywood movies, featured...

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2005-08-25 11:12:07

The Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a genus of large, flightless insects native to western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of its large, human-like head, it is commonly called the nino de la tierra (Spanish for "child of the earth"), or wó see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect"). It is also often called the potato bug, or alternatively the old bald-headed man. Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets. Also, Potato bugs are...

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