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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...

2011-09-19 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...

2011-08-12 00:00:02

Although many New Yorkers are experiencing bed bug issues again this summer, it is important to note that it is only a small percentage of the city that is affected. Assured Environments offers bed bug K9 inspections and so far this year, has cleared over 29 million square feet of space as being bed bug free. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Assured Environments, New York's largest pest management firm, has noticed a significant increase in bed bug infestations during the months this...

Latest Bug Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.