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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. 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...

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. Gail Getty, a noted entomologist at the University of California Berkley, explains, "Bed bugs and their habits are actually very simple to understand. For the unassuming public, though,...

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. In Bed Bug Plague, the enemy is a...

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. Western Pest Services has already seen an increase in bed bug service calls this year. "Bed bugs are cold-blooded, so warmer temperatures lead to faster development and allow them to lay more eggs," said Phil Pierce, entomologist and...

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. iMoveGREEN, an agent for Bekins Van Lines and a premier green moving company in the United States, has recently discovered the main carrier of Bed Bugs: moving blankets! While Bed Bugs continue to be a pandemic across the United States, most moving...

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. Roscoe is scheduled to visit several New York-Metro area libraries to educate children and distribute this free book. Parsippany, N.J. (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Bell Environmental Services announced its beagle detective Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog® is sharing his bed bug hunting skills in a new activity and...

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. The multimedia web site under the first paragraph did not link properly in the original transmission. The complete, corrected release follows: Solution for Growing Bed Bug Epidemic: Introducing Ortho® Home...

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. Ortho® Home Defense Max® BEDBUG Killer is an effective solution for killing those unwanted pests. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-06-03 17:31:00

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Jurassic period, dinosaurs roamed the planet, that is until a huge meteor crashed into the Gulf of Mexico plunging the earth into darkness and bitter cold...one of the few survivors: BUGS! Now as warm weather welcomes more than barbeques and ballgames, it's also the time when insects are hatching their annual comeback plan. This year it's going to pay to look before you squish, as the battle of the bugs just got interesting. Black...


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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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