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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.

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.

2011-06-02 00:00:30

Decon ProGreen, LLC has developed a protocol called: “bio hazards & bed bugs” that kills MRSA, bed bugs, and their eggs using non toxic biodegradable solutions.This protocol is now available for licensed pest control applicators. (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Even though there is no proven correlation between bed bugs and MRSA, an alarming amount of people bitten by bed bugs end up in the hospital with severe infections, MRSA being one of them.

2011-05-24 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports of bed bug infestations are on the rise worldwide. Recently, scientists in Canada studying five bed bugs found on patients at St.

2011-05-20 12:56:37

The brown marmorated stink bug is believed to have caused millions of dollars in crop damage in the US and could continue to wreak havoc.

2011-05-11 09:33:00

ATLANTA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), today announced a major partnership with the University of Kentucky to conduct extensive bed bug research.

2011-04-21 00:00:28

Bulwark Exterminating tested the effects of store-bought insect repellent on bed bugs to determine if such products are suitable measures of protection from transferring the tiny insects to a place of residence. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Bulwark Exterminating, a pest control company, tested the effects of store-bought insect repellent on bed bugs to determine if such products are suitable measures of protection from transferring the tiny insects to a place of residence. With the...

2011-04-20 07:10:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schendel Pest Services will hold its second annual "Bed Bug Boot Camps" April 25 and April 26.

2011-04-12 12:45:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Light® today announced the launch of Chinch Bug Killer with Arena®, a new product proven to kill pyrethroid-resistant Southern chinch bugs and deliver the long-lasting control homeowners are looking for to save their lawns. Chinch bugs are of special concern along the Interstate 4 corridor in Florida, where chinch bugs have developed resistance to insecticides in the pyrethroid class of chemistry.

2011-04-08 08:30:00

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since March 2010, iMoveGREEN, an agent for Bekins Van Lines and a premier green moving company in the United States has been certifying that their fleet of moving trucks is BED BUG FREE.

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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  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
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The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.