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2013-06-19 23:17:26

New Chicago ordinance requires landlords and tenants to share the responsibility when bed bugs are identified. Chicago pest control company - Bird-X, Inc. - comments on the legislation and the costs associated with bed bug infestation, claiming that "the best solution is monitoring and prevention." Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Chicago is cracking down on bed bugs. New legislation out of the 31st, 48th and 50th Chicago Wards will require landlords to exterminate any and all reported...

2013-06-13 23:21:45

Rutgers University Entomology Laboratory identified Renotech Inc.'s product as a superior treatment for bed bugs. New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 A study was conducted by the Rutgers University Entomology Lab recently comparing effectiveness between some most seen over-the-counter products and identified EcoRaider, a product provided by Reneotech Inc, as the top bed bug killer among 11 other brands. This study highlights the effectiveness of this all-natural bed bug spray and...

2013-06-06 23:42:28

Bed Bug Exterminators on Long Island, GotchA! recently talks about bed bug prevention on their website. Long Island, New York (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Today, Gotcha Bed Bug Inspectors, a Long Island based bed bug Inspection Company would like to talk about bed bug prevention and provide you tips on how to avoid your home from becoming infested with bed bugs. The company services Long Island, Queens, New York City, Brooklyn, Rockland County, and Staten Island. They serve other areas also upon...

2013-05-16 15:03:30

Malarial parasite may change mosquito olfactory system, enhance attraction to human odor Mosquitoes infected with the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum are significantly more attracted to human odors than uninfected mosquitoes, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by James Logan and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. The authors investigated the response of mosquitoes infected with P. falciparum malaria...

2013-05-13 23:28:02

Pet Parents Willing to Spend Money on Tick Protection New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month this May, industry leader PetCareRx is announcing the results of its first Spring Tickitude Survey, revealing how pet parents across the country feel about the threat of ticks as well as their lifestyle choices around tick prevention and protection. With over 400 pet parents polled nationwide, the survey reveals that 4 out of 5 pet households are concerned about...

2013-05-10 23:24:16

Diseases contracted from tick and flea bites are common this time of year. In an attempt to increase awareness, Sovereign is hosting a pet photo contest for a chance to win an extermination service for fleas, ticks and fire ants. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Sovereign Pest Control is offering residents of Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, a year of Pet Lovers´ Extermination Service to the contestant´s photo with the most votes. Please visit...

2013-05-09 23:28:10

The return of bed bugs to the US has created a small panic in the minds of hotel establishments and residential homeowners alike. The threat is real and growing, but solutions are few and hard to find. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 With travel on the rise, both internationally and domestically, bed bugs in the US are at levels not seen since before WWII. In a recent post, PestWorld.com stated, 95 percent of U.S. based professional pest management companies have encountered a...


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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