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2014-03-11 23:27:34

Infestation of bed bugs in a Michigan apartment complex reportedly led to the trashing of the residents' furniture. My Cleaning Products suggested the use of a pesticide-exempt spray to help the public kill bed bugs safe and avoid the same incident. Holland, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 A subsidized-housing in Holland, Michigan was infested by the pesky bed bugs. In connection with it, My Cleaning Products recommended the use of pesticide-exempt Bed Bug Bully to help the public kill bed...

2014-03-11 08:29:43

UNION CITY, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that Clint Severson, chairman and chief executive officer , will present at the Sidoti & Company Eighteenth Annual Institutional Investor Forum on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. About AbaxisAbaxis develops, manufactures,...

2014-03-04 23:29:40

Issue of bed bugs in Yonkers school reportedly left the parents dismayed. In order to help the public kill bed bugs quick, My Cleaning Products shared a simple trick. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Bed bugs were found in one Yonkers school last week. But according to a report from cbslocal.com, the way the incident was handled left the parents dismayed. Meanwhile, in order to help anyone kill bed bugs fast, My Cleaning Products shared a simple trick. The report, which was posted on...

2014-03-04 08:32:22

Bed Bug Attorney Files Suit Over Bed Bug Infestation Against Student Housing Complex For USF Students TAMPA, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide bed bug lawyer Craig Dell filed suit against Campus Advantage, Inc. and CCAL 4050 Rocky Circle Road LLC. The lawsuit alleges that employees and management took ineffective actions in detecting and treating a bedbug infestation at one of their properties known as 4050 Lofts- a 196-unit, 722-bed off-campus apartment community for...

2014-02-28 08:25:20

SHAWNEE, Kan., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans cast their votes in a leading consumer-voted awards program in North America and Bayer HealthCare's Seresto(®) was selected as this year's best new flea and tick control product for dogs. Seresto(®), winner of a 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Award,(1 )provides dog or cat owners with the performance they expect from a monthly flea and tick topical in an easy-to-use convenient collar that protects for eight months...

Mahal
2014-02-28 06:24:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A famous orangutan that lived an extraordinary life, died in a rather extraordinary way as well. Mahal, one of the stars of the Milwaukee County Zoo, was an emblem of survival for a dwindling species. Mahal was born in the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, five years ago. He was rejected by his birth mother, which is how he ended up in Milwaukee. The young primate was flown aboard a private jet to a surrogate...

2014-02-27 08:29:48

UNION CITY, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that Clint Severson, chairman and chief executive officer , will present at the Raymond James 35(th) Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:25 a.m. ET. The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida. About AbaxisAbaxis develops,...

Remove Head Lice Eggs At Home Easily With Regular Hair Conditioner
2014-02-26 09:13:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Specialty hair care products designed to get rid of the eggs left behind by female head lice are no more effective at removing nits than regular conditioners, according to new research published this week in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Those eggs, which are laid directly onto individual strands of hair, are cemented in place with a special glue-like substance that makes them difficult to remove. In fact, according to the...

2014-02-26 08:29:03

Fewer Moms are Aware of Prescription Treatments for Head Lice Compared to OTC Yet Those Who Used an Rx Report Greater Satisfaction SWIFTWATER, Pa., February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although head lice are a common problem in families with school-aged children,(1,2,3) a new national survey reveals that despite 60% of moms - including 85% of those who have experienced head lice in their household as an adult(i) - saying they know the facts about head lice, many still appear to be confused when...

Claim That Teen Selfies Cause Head Lice Epidemic May Be Nonsense
2014-02-25 08:30:21

[ Watch the Video: Do Selfies Spread Lice? ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Posing with your friends for a selfie may seem harmless enough, but at least one expert suggests that such innocent behavior could be more harmful than one may think. While teens everywhere smoosh their heads together to get the perfect picture, they could be unleashing an army of head lice upon each other’s scalps. This is the claim of lice-treatment expert Mary McQuillan, who...


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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