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2013-05-09 23:28:10

The return of bed bugs to the US has created a small panic in the minds of hotel establishments and residential homeowners alike. The threat is real and growing, but solutions are few and hard to find. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 With travel on the rise, both internationally and domestically, bed bugs in the US are at levels not seen since before WWII. In a recent post, PestWorld.com stated, 95 percent of U.S. based professional pest management companies have encountered a...

Nothing Bugging NASA Aeronautical Researchers
2013-04-25 12:43:54

NASA [ Watch The Video Meet NASA´s Bug Team ] NASA's gutsiest scientists say they don't get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves smashed into. The preceding dose of hyperbole is brought to you by a team of folks at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia who are studying ways to prevent the remains of insect impacts from adhering to the wing of an aircraft in flight. While the effort is undeniably a goldmine for puns, the research is serious...

2013-03-18 23:00:49

On Contact Solutions (OnContactSolutions.com), a supplier of green products to the hospitality industry, now warrants the efficacy of Cimi Shield, a revolutionary soybean extract spray that is non-toxic, kills Bed Bugs on contact and prevents Bed Bug infestations for one year. When appropriately applied, Cimi-Shield is guaranteed to prevent future infestations by leaving a residual that lasts for 12 months, destroying the bugs that hatch or arrive after treatment. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 19,...

2013-03-12 23:00:24

Praised by Pest management professionals for their innovative re-usable inspection suit, Mattress Safe® offers new features for their popular Bed Bug Body Guard Inspection suit. The Mattress Safe® Bed Bug Body Guard inspection suit provides a cost effective alternative to traditional disposable inspection suits and is now available with nonskid feet and a black fabric color option. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Pest management professionals have relied on bed bug certified...

2013-03-08 23:01:53

Leading metropolitan pest control company issues a warning to Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia residents to prepare for a larger stink bug population this spring. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Leading Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia pest control company Affordable Pest, LLC, issues a warning to consumers to prepare for larger brown marmorated stink bug populations in the coming spring. “The Department of Agriculture and Virginia Tech research is...

2013-03-05 23:01:20

On Contact Solutions (http://www.oncontactsolutions.com), an innovative green products supplier to the hotel industry, reports that hotels can now promise guests a Bed Bug free stay if they protect their rooms with Cimi-Shield. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 On Contact Solutions (http://www.oncontactsolutions.com), an innovative green products supplier to the hotel industry, reports that hotels can now promise guests a Bed Bug free stay if they protect their rooms with Cimi-Shield....

2013-01-23 23:01:38

RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap offers consumers a proven “green” solution that protects yards & homes from the malodorous pests Spokane, WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 With the USDA recently naming the brown marmorated stink bug as the top invasive species in America and scientists predicting that the pungent pests will reach record numbers in 2013, the time is at hand to fight stink bugs. Rod Schneidmiller, president of Sterling International, developer of the RESCUE!® Stink...

Bed Bug Business Is Booming For Orkin
2013-01-20 07:11:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Chicago is now the bed bug capital of the US, replacing Cincinnati as the city where most bed bug-related treatments occurred over the past calendar year, claims on prominent pest-control company. The Rollins Corporation, parent company of Orkin and seven other pest control firms operating worldwide, released their list of the Top 50 bed bug cities for 2012 on Friday. Topping the list, which was based on the number of treatments...


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 unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.