Latest Bug Stories

2012-12-06 11:19:38

Combining 2 methods provides a real-time view of bedbug chemical signals Bed bugs exchange specific chemical signals corresponding to particular behaviors, and researchers have now combined two unusual technologies to sniff out these signals in a matter of seconds. The results are published December 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Ole Kilpinen and colleagues from Aarhus University, Denmark, and reveal previously unknown aspects of bed bug lifestyles and mating behaviors....

Filling In Evolution Of Assassin Bugs
2012-10-26 11:45:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Assassin bugs have always lived alongside humans, with some blood-sucking species biting humans around the mouth–earning them the moniker kissing bugs. Despite their proximity and notoriety among humans, the bugs´ known evolutionary history is rather erratic–with few historical fossils and incomplete data. Using molecular, paleontological, behavioral and ecological analyses, two entomologists at the University of...

Daimer Unveils Steam Cleaner HEPA Vacs to Kill Bed Bugs
2012-10-15 09:52:32

Exclusive vapor steam cleaner with extraction includes exclusive technologies and emits high temperatures to kill and extract bed bugs. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the industry's number one brand of steam cleaners shipped to 200+ countries, is now offering powerful steam cleaner machines to the pest control and other industries. The company's sophisticated and technologically superior technologies help eliminate potentially deadly bed bugs from...

2012-10-03 23:02:53

BuggyBeds® Bed Bug glue traps are now available at http://www.TheHardwareCity.com. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 Bed Bugs used to be a thing of the past until recent news brought them back to life. A potential housing compound exists for bed bugs. Unfortunately, there is not a quick test for bed bugs, which means that the home or office could be infested — until now! BuggyBeds® has created Bed Bug glue traps that lures bed bugs into a trap and away from the home....

2012-09-21 23:01:49

Milwaukee's Batzner Bed Bug Services, a sister company to Batzner Pest Management, is Proud to Bring Awareness to Bed Bugs by Providing Prevention Tips and Advice. NEW BERLIN, WI (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 There is so much in the news about the places that can harbor bed bugs, but realistically, they can't all be avoided. With that in mind, Batzner Bed Bug Services, a sister company to Batzner Pest Management, is getting the word out that September marks the second National Bed Bug...

2012-09-20 23:01:21

With all of the cases of West Nile you hear about on the news it is tempting to load up on bug spray every time you go outside, but by doing this what are the tradeoffs? Insect repellents come in all different formulations from all natural ingredients like citronella or eucalyptus to using manmade chemicals like picaridin and DEET. Many of these bug sprays are considered safe enough by the EPA for limited use at controlled levels, but what does that mean? (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 With...

2012-08-29 23:00:41

Bed bugs were found in one outpatient treatment room in Sinai Hospital earlier this month. And for a safe way to always keep the pests away, Bed Bug Bully advised authorities to have its non-toxic bed bug spray ready. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Bed bugs have victimized Sinai Hospital. According to a report from baltimoresun.com, the pests were discovered in the hospital earlier this month. However, its spokesperson cleared that the problem has already been eradicated. But to...

2012-08-25 09:23:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online While many scientists believe that there is a link between sunbathing and skin cancer in humans, some bugs could actually benefit from prolonged exposure to the sun's UV rays, scientists from one prominent Canadian university claim in a recent study. According to BBC Nature Reporter Ella Davies, researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) studied Western Boxelder bugs, which release pungent chemicals when they group...

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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