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2013-08-14 23:02:18

A novel study featured in The Journal of Parasitology compared two lakes in the Adirondacks that are only 2.5 kilometers apart. The research showed that significant differences in parasitism can occur, depending on their ecological history. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Every body of water differs in its ecological makeup, species of underwater organisms, and parasitic communities. However, differences in parasitic communities for the same species of native fish in adjacent...

2013-08-09 23:18:44

Summer is here and bug season is at its peak. But pet owners can protect themselves and their pets with preventative medications from FetchRx Pet Pharmacy. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 People hate them. Dogs and cats hate them. Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes! But now that summer is here and bug season is at its peak, the little pests are a fact of life. That’s why the online pet supply company, FetchRx Pet Pharmacy, wants to make summer better for pets by offering some of the...

2013-07-30 23:01:25

Asheboro area exterminator, Otho's Pest Management advises vacationers traveling this summer on the warning signs of bug trouble during their getaway. Asheboro, NC (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Otho's Pest Management provides the following tips for travelers to avoid the prevalence of bed bugs during this summer travel season. Bed bugs are least likely to be found in the bathroom of a hotel. Before settling in to the temporary residence, stow all luggage in the bathroom prior to room...

2013-07-19 23:20:27

The heat wave has brought out bed bugs at much greater levels than the usual problems the New York's region's consumers and businesses have during bed bug season. Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 July’s heat wave has raised New Yorkers’ concerns about staying cool and safe, while avoiding dehydration and power failures. It’s also brought out the New York region’s least wanted problem - bed bugs. Bell Environmental, a leading pest control company that serves the New York...

2013-07-17 23:26:51

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services Offers New Lyme-Guard Service To Remove Ticks Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services now offers Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination Treatments for homeowners in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. This new program offers customers five safe all areas Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination treatments with the first treatment being free. Customers will only pay for the four remaining Lyme-Guard treatments for ticks....

Human-driven Change Good For Parasites But Bad For Birds In Argentine Forests
2013-07-16 14:23:56

Wildlife Conservation Society A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Disease Ecology Laboratory of Instituto de Ciencias Veterinarias del Litoral, Argentina (ICIVET LITORAL, UNL-CONICET) shows that increases in precipitation and changes in vegetative structure in Argentine forests -- factors driven by climate change and deforestation in the region -- are leading to increased parasitism of young nesting birds by fly larvae (botflies) of the species Philornis...

2013-07-12 23:21:25

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) found that Bed Bug Infestations continue at high rates nation wide and that bed bugs are as much, if not more of a problem than in years past. Infestation rates are the highest in residential areas with other commercial areas still facing problems as well, findings include increases in infestations in the summer months as well as clutter being a major factor in harboring bed bugs. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Rest Assured, a Maryland...

2013-06-29 23:02:23

Summer brings out fleas and pet owners can avoid any chance of having an infestation in their homes if they treat both their animals and their yard. Horne’s Pest Control shares some information on the best steps to avoid or treat fleas. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Fleas are common household pests for people with animals. Brought out during the summer months, fleas can infest in a very quick period of time. Horne’s Pest Control encourages pet and animal owners to avoid flea infestation by...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.