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2012-08-25 09:23:47

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.

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2012-08-16 21:39:55

Patients being medicated for blood clots may soon have tiny robot space bugs to thank for one day getting a simple, home-use testing kit.

2012-08-02 23:00:42

MyCleaningProducts advised the stocking of Bed Bug Bully to all Olympic-bound travelers.

2012-07-14 23:02:25

A recent study said that bed bug activities are at peak during summer months.

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2012-07-11 11:30:20

Biologist Toby Fountain, long fascinated with bedbugs, is leading a study to find out why the infamous insects have spread so much in the last decade.

2012-06-07 23:00:46

Experts say the critical window to catch stink bugs before they mate and multiply is now! RESCUE! Stink Bug Trap offers home gardeners a proven “green” solution against the imminent stink

2012-06-07 23:00:33

The 2012 Summer Olympics is a big attraction for tourists and bed bugs alike.

Bug Bombs Ineffective Against Bedbugs, But Booze May Help
2012-06-04 08:52:50

Commonly used bug bomb foggers used to rid homes of bedbugs have proven ineffective against the tiny blood-sucking insects, according to researchers of a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology.

2012-05-29 23:00:30

Experts say the critical window to catch stink bugs before they mate and multiply is now! RESCUE! Stink Bug Trap offers home gardeners a proven “green” solution against the imminent stink


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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.