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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...

2012-07-12 06:24:35

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies is offering free lice screenings on Wednesday, July 18 in its national lice treatment salons in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Fairfield, Conn., and will deduct 20 percent off its all-natural, proprietary head-lice prevention products. In addition, Hair Fairies will offer free screenings on-site at camps upon request and each participating camp attendee will receive a free lice comb as well. Hair...

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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...

2012-07-09 23:01:30

Pest Barrier introduces Cimi-Shield to the pest control industry. Cimi-Shield kills bed bugs on contact has no odor, is non-staining, hypoallergenic and leaves a non-toxic residual in cracks and crevices, and on fabrics like mattresses, box springs, furniture, drapes and carpeting. Independent tests show that the FIFRA 25(b) formula kills for up to 12 months. Carson, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Cimi-Shield´s active ingredient, Residulen, is derived from soybean oil. All Cimi-Shield...

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....

2012-05-30 10:24:48

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is participating in a multi-center clinical study sponsored by IMUGEN, Inc. to help improve the safety of the nation's blood supply. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120530/DC15863LOGO )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) This study will test the blood supply for evidence of a tick-borne organism, Babesia microti, by investigational...

2012-05-25 10:23:09

GREENFIELD, Ind., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elanco Companion Animal Health's national consumer advertising campaign for Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) and its first television commercial are generating awareness for heartworm disease in time for increasingly warmer temperatures. Television advertisements for Trifexis can be seen on national network and cable channels, and print advertisements are in lifestyle and pet enthusiast magazines like People, Good Housekeeping, Fetch...

2012-05-22 03:00:29

Increases in the diversity of parasites that attack amphibians cause a decrease in the infection success rate of virulent parasites, including one that causes malformed limbs and premature death, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. According to CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Pieter Johnson, scientists are concerned about how changes in biodiversity affect the risk of infectious diseases in humans and wildlife. Charting the relationships between parasites and amphibians is...

2012-05-17 23:12:02

This year's tick season is predicted to be intense, and a single tick bite can transmit more than one illness. Now is the time to avoid contact with ticks and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topicabl BioMedics, Inc., offers important information for coping with ticks and tick-borne diseases. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 This year´s unusually mild winter and the early onset of warm...


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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