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Cold Can Kill Bedbugs But Than Can Still Survive Freezing Temperatures
2013-12-09 07:20:13

Entomological Society of America Exposing bed bug-infested clothing or other small items to freezing temperatures may be a viable control option for people at risk of bed bug infestations. However, a new study has found that bed bugs may be less susceptible to freezing temperatures than previously reported. In an article in the Journal of Economic Entomology called "Cold Tolerance of Bed Bugs and Practical Recommendations for Control," the authors describe how exposing bed bugs to...

2013-12-02 23:22:06

WVDA Treats Hemlocks Threatened by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid CHARLESTON, W. Va. (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 A cooperative project between the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, is helping to preserve one of the last virgin Hemlock forests in the United States. WVDA completed the first year of a cooperative agreement to treat Cathedral State Park for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a non-native pest that damages and kills...

2013-11-18 23:29:27

As alternative treatment options come to light, understanding the level of infestation is vital to complete eradication of pests. Long Island, New York (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 As bed bug infestations have increased over the last few years, the invasive pests are developing a resistance to many of the pesticides being used commonly. Because of this, the team at Gotcha Bed Bug Inspections is stressing the importance of complete inspection and detection of any infestation so that...

2013-11-18 10:34:42

Preliminary success using 'probiotics' against hookworms raises hope for treating afflictions that burden 1.5 billion and cause stunting, development delays in children Laboratory animals fed a modified version of a common human dietary supplement were completely cured of intestinal worms that belong to a family of parasites that currently infect 1.5 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the...

2013-11-12 23:30:48

Lice Troopers recommends using garlic extract to prevent head lice. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Lice Troopers recommends parents use Kyolic Garlic Extract each morning to help prevent their children from contracting lice. The Garlic Extract tricks the lice into thinking the hair is dirty. Head lice only like clean hair. Lice have a strong sense of smell. With as little as one to two drops in the hair each morning, it will keep the lice away. Head lice do not fly or jump. They...

2013-11-11 23:25:43

Bed bugs reportedly found in a Brashear High student's backpack. My Cleaning Products warned public of their intrusion to houses and recommended a bed bug spray to help. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Bed bugs found their way to Brashear High School. According to a report from cbslocal.com published on November 07, 2013, they were spotted at the school last week. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a bed bug spray to the public to help them kill the pests...

2013-11-10 23:03:04

A strain of super lice is going around local schools this year according to CBS News & Jennie Harel, Owner of Lice Troopers. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 They’re not your average lice & nits because most are resistant to the usual chemical treatments sold at the pharmacies. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet about this and how to get rid of these pesky bugs. Head lice has nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene. They love clean hair. Like the common cold,...

2013-11-08 23:01:30

Lice Troopers offers an all new natural head lice removal treatment for those suffering in the South Florida region with the head lice outbreak. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Did you know that head lice can lay up to 10 eggs per day? These little eggs are more commonly known as nits and are roughly the size of a pinpoint. Because of the rapid growth rate and contagious nature of head-lice, it quickly becomes a very itchy headache for parents with small children. Parents that are...

2013-11-07 23:20:45

Lice Troopers Clinic uses all-natural conditioner, baking soda to fight head lice without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Lice Troopers in Bal Harbour has an all-natural cure to fight head lice. No longer do the chemicals work to kill and eradicate head lice according to Jennie Harel. Yahoo health also featured an article on April 12, 2013, on the new super lice that have grown resistant to the chemicals. Most Lice have become resistant to most...

2013-11-06 23:22:55

Zoetis Inc., a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., has announced revisions to the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin), the sustained-release injectable heartworm preventive for dogs. The revisions are based on a review of safety history over a 4½-year period. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Zoetis Inc., a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., has announced revisions to the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart® 6...


Latest Parasites Reference Libraries

Nematology
2013-09-30 13:49:26

Nematology is the study of nematodes, also known as roundworms, which first began in the nineteenth century. Like many fields of study, nematology began with ancient recordings and descriptions lacked elements of modern science. The oldest record of a nematode occurs in the Pentateuch in the fourth book of Moses known as Numbers. The reference, although not plainly stating roundworms or nematodes, is thought to refer to Dracunculus medinensis, a species that is native to the area near the Red...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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