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2012-08-16 21:39:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Vladislav Djakov started building micro-electromechanical creatures 15 years ago that mimic the swarms of bugs found in nature. The bugs were equipped with a power supply, limited intelligence and monitoring systems, and were put in hard-to-reach places on the International Space Station. They...

2012-08-02 23:00:42

MyCleaningProducts advised the stocking of Bed Bug Bully to all Olympic-bound travelers. It said that apart from sports enthusiasts from all over the world, bed bugs were also expected to flock the biggest sporting event. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 Bed Bug Bully reviews are more than just rambles of good words from satisfied clients. They are also evidence of the high-quality bed bug elimination that can be delivered by the solution. And so to all London visitors,...

2012-07-14 23:02:25

A recent study said that bed bug activities are at peak during summer months. To help the public counter the pests safely, green cleaning site GreenBeanBuddy said that everyone should use the non-toxic Bed Bug Bully. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Bed Bug Bully ingredients are safe. And for that, GreenBeanBuddy recommends the use of it to the public, especially during summer when bed bug infestation risk is at highest. The infestation of bed bugs can actually happen any time of the...

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2012-07-11 11:30:20

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Using DNA fingerprinting techniques, he and his colleagues are attempting to track down the origin of the great bed bug explosion. The global surge in bed bugs, Toby explained, was first documented just after the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “It´s been getting more and more...

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 bug onslaught. Spokane, WA (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Out of sight should not mean out of mind. The “great awakening” is upon us; stink bugs are ready to mate and multiply. Experts warn that now´s the critical time to catch stink bugs with a RESCUE!® stink bug trap before your...

2012-06-07 23:00:33

The 2012 Summer Olympics is a big attraction for tourists and bed bugs alike. To help Olympic attendees protect themselves form the blood-sucking pests, the company issued a warning about the insects. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Bed bug exterminators are a big help to a smooth elimination of the blood-sucking insects. However, when in a travel, vacation or business trip, one is on his own to prevent contact with bed bugs and avoid bringing them back. In relation to that,...

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. The products, known as “bug bombs” or “foggers,” have been sold and used for decades to control common household insects. And they have been even more popular in homes, hotels, and dorm rooms since a resurgence in bedbug infestations within the past decade....

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 bug onslaught. Spokane, WA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Out of sight should not mean out of mind. The “great awakening” is upon us; stink bugs are ready to mate and multiply. Experts warn that now´s the critical time to catch stink bugs with a RESCUE!® stink bug trap before your...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'