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2014-06-12 23:10:00

Due to a long cold winter and spring, the summer is finally here but bed bugs may be arriving in large numbers. Alco NJ Pest Control is here to tell you how to watch out for these bed bugs and likely get rid of them. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The summer is a time of warm weather and vacation that everyone loves; people visit the beach, go on cruises, fly to other states or continents and visit a variety of travel destinations. Summer time is a great season though there are still numerous...

2014-06-10 23:08:55

AgBiotech company, Terramera today announced their Rag in a Bag™ protocol, to treat bed bugs in electronics and other clutter, was featured in Wired Magazine. The article reported on work done by Dr. Dini Miller to validate the new protocol in her labs at Virginia Tech. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 AgBiotech company, Terramera today announced their Rag in a Bag™ protocol, to treat bed bugs in electronics and other clutter, was featured in Wired Magazine. The article reported on...

2014-06-05 08:29:21

Merial Celebrates National Launch of NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) for Dogs Flea and Tick Control with Donation of up to $1 Million in Product Donations for Animal Shelters Nationwide; Eric Stonestreet and His Dog, Coleman, Join Effort DULUTH, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dog owners have two common enemies: fleas and ticks. Now, there is the latest flea and tick control product from Merial, the maker of FRONTLINE® Plus brand products. NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) is the first and only soft,...

2014-06-03 23:17:36

Twelve of the most commonly made statements about head lice that mislead parents, require fact-checking and put child health and wellness at unnecessary risk. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 As school winds down and children prepare for summer camp, the National Pediculosis Association (NPA) team has compiled a list of red flags to watch out for when seeking information on lice treatment and prevention. The “Deceptive Dozen” list includes some of the most commonly made statements...

2014-05-28 08:54:11

ETH Zurich Researchers at ETH Zurich have isolated a protein from a fungus of the spruce which combats nematodes. The scientists hope that toxins of this kind will become the basis for the vaccination of livestock or domestic animals against zooparasitic nematodes. Most terrestrial plants enter into biocoenosis with fungi. Both sides benefit: the fungus, which surrounds the small roots of the host plant with a thick felt, supplies the plant with trace elements and water. The plant, in...

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2014-05-22 06:41:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have channeled their inner MacGyver and devised a cheap and easy way to deal with bedbugs using only common household items. According to Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News, the items required to construct the ingenious new trap cost only about a dollar in all, and the new trap provides a “nearly foolproof” alternative to pesticides and...

2014-05-20 12:33:42

Topical meds that prevent bites are preferred 9-1 over orals that work only after the dog is bitten LENEXA, Kan., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89055 By a...

2014-05-20 08:33:00

First Chewable Tablet for Dogs Effective for 12 Weeks* Against Fleas and Ticks SUMMIT, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of BRAVECTO(TM) (fluralaner) chewable tablets for dogs (112.5 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1400 mg). BRAVECTO is the first and only treatment that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick...

2014-05-20 00:20:32

PHOENIX, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Ways Bed Bugs Are Bad for Your HealthWhen most people hear the words "bed bugs," they start to squirm a little and think, do I feel something crawling on me? And then the imaginary itching starts. We won't lie to you: There's nothing pretty about bed bugs. But with the increased news coverage they've received of late in Phoenix, we thought we might shed a little light on why you should be worried, above and beyond the creepiness...

2014-05-19 12:23:16

Innovative Vamousse(TM) Shampoo and Treatment Break Lice Lifecycle Giving Families Protection and Peace-of-Mind MORRISVILLE, N.C., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a parent's nightmare that is all too common among those with school-age children. The notice comes home from the school nurse about an outbreak of head lice, and your child is at risk. Head lice are increasingly becoming resistant to traditional synthetic pesticide-based treatments and rapidly becoming an epidemic in...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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