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2013-03-23 23:19:30

Lice Busters, one of the leaders in the lice removal industry known for its all natural lice treatment and lice products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I Don't Know How She Does It," a film staring Sarah Jessica Parker. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 Lice Busters, one of the leaders in the lice removal industry known for its all natural lice treatment and lice products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I...

2013-03-18 23:00:49

On Contact Solutions (OnContactSolutions.com), a supplier of green products to the hospitality industry, now warrants the efficacy of Cimi Shield, a revolutionary soybean extract spray that is non-toxic, kills Bed Bugs on contact and prevents Bed Bug infestations for one year. When appropriately applied, Cimi-Shield is guaranteed to prevent future infestations by leaving a residual that lasts for 12 months, destroying the bugs that hatch or arrive after treatment. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 19,...

2013-03-18 16:01:44

The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm. Unchecked, the pest burrows into potato roots to feed, obstructing nutrients and causing stunted growth, wilted leaves and other symptoms that can eventually kill the plant. Severe infestations can cause tuber yield losses of up to 80 percent. Now, however, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and cooperating scientists are evaluating new ways to control G. pallida using naturally occurring chemicals called egg-hatching...

2013-03-16 23:02:52

Fleas and ticks are troublesome for pet owners. Assisi wants to help educate the public on prevention and treatment of these insects during the month of March. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 Fleas are small, biting, jumping insects that live in the fur of many different animals. Fleas are common and can cause many health problems for pets and their owners. Throughout the month of March, Assisi Veterinary Hospital is helping to educate their patients´ owners on proper treatment and...

2013-03-05 23:04:27

VetSupplySource.com is urging pet owners to protect their pets from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other common pet pests by using proper preventative treatments this spring. Wixom, Michigan (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 VetSupplySource.com is urging pet owners to protect their pets from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other common pet pests by using proper preventative treatments this spring. If you live in an area that´s had mild winter weather, you may see flea and tick infestations earlier...

2013-02-28 23:00:12

Head Lice effects 12-20 million American families per year. Lice Happens, the premier, Annapolis based, mobile head lice removal service, is now offering franchisees the rewarding opportunity to help families in need, all from the comfort of their own home. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 M.J. Eckert, RN and Nancy Fields, the co-founders of Lice Happens, are not only business partners, but saviors to thousands of families. For the last 4 years, Lice Happens has deloused families...

2013-02-28 11:48:20

Genetic markers in clothing lice may reveal the tracks of global human migrations A new genetic analysis of human lice from across the world sheds light on the global spread of these parasites, their potential for disease transmission and insecticide resistance. The results are published February 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Marina S. Ascunce and colleagues from the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Lice have been constant travel companions for...


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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