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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.

2011-07-18 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed bugs are back. Since 2000, bed bug infestations have risen 81 percent, according to The National Pest Management Association. This resurgence has consumers nationwide on high alert, seeking information on the pests and how they can protect themselves.

2011-07-06 08:30:00

CHICAGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protect-A-Bed® recently released the only guaranteed way to kill virtual bed bugs - a fun, interactive iPhone® game called Bed Bug Plague. Bed Bug Plague is a new addition to Protect-A-Bed's free Bed Bugs 101 iPhone application, a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference guide on bed bugs, including how to recognize them, details on their appearance and the symptoms they cause.

2011-06-28 11:05:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest control company with branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, warns that as temperatures rise this summer so will the level of bed bug activity.

2011-06-24 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is upon us, which means that it is officially "moving season" in New York City! As residents begin thinking about this major undertaking, they should be sure to take precautions against Bed Bugs.

2011-06-15 00:00:28

Featuring games, activities and helpful information, "Roscoe and the Big Bed Bug Hunt" follows beagle detective Roscoe as he teaches children about these insects in a fun and friendly way.

2011-06-07 13:00:00

PR Newswire incorrectly transmitted the multimedia web site, in the news release, Solution for Growing Bed Bug Epidemic: Introducing Ortho® Home Defense MAX® BEDBUG Killer, issued 07-Jun-2011 by The Scotts Company over PR Newswire.

2011-06-07 06:00:00

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Congress' "Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite" Act of 2009, bed bug populations have grown by 500 percent in the United States in recent years, primarily due to increased travel and antique merchandise.


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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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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