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Prevent Zika on Your Trip

Before You Go<p>To prevent Zika, add these items to your packing list:<p>Insect repellent with an active ingredient like DEET or picaridin<br>• Long-sleeved …

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Here's where the CDC is focusing its Zika virus prevention efforts in the US

Zika is projected to enter the U.S. this summer, but the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t anticipate the virus to be widespread …

The Olympics will come and go but Zika is here to stay

Since the start of the Zika outbreak, which wreaked havoc across Brazil's northeast earlier this year, many physicians and would-be visitors have worried the Games could be a catalyst to spread the virus internationally.<p>Some athletes, including the world's top-ranked golfer, have said they will …

The Pesky Facts About Bedbugs

A recent study found that bedbugs, like some other insects, have distinct color preferences. Researchers discovered bedbugs are drawn to red and …

6 common myths about bedbugs

Before you panic, read up on how the pests really operate. ​<p>The resurgence of bedbugs in British homes has caused many a sleepless night — but not …

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Bedbugs Are "Liberated" in Southwestern China

The ancient Buddhist practice of releasing captive animals has stirred up controversy<p>Go forth, thirsty bedbugs, and feast. An ancient Buddhist practice of freeing captive animals into the wild is now at the center of a controversy in China. Some Buddhists In the Southwestern province of Yunnan …

Infested: an itchy, fascinating natural history of the bed bug

Brooke Borel is one of those New Yorkers who's had to deal with multiple bed bug infestations: three and counting, with all the concomitant …

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Prepare for a bed bug apocalypse

BED bugs are getting harder to kill, and we could soon be fighting a losing battle against this terrifying six-legged army. Aaaargh!

Opinion | The Spectator’s View: Taking the next steps in battling bed bugs

If your home or office is infested, there are some folks who'd consider you to be "diseased." Friends, colleagues and even family members might shun …

Bedbugs

Family is awarded £11,000 after their five-star dream holiday to Egypt was ruined when they were ravaged by BEDBUGS

These are the shocking images of a British holidaymaker covered in hundreds of bites after she was ravaged by bedbugs while on a family holiday of a …

Calgary pest control business sees 40 per cent increase in bed bug calls

Orkin Canada, a national pest control company in Canada, is saying it’s seen a 40 per cent increase in calls for bed bugs this summer, and with the …

Interviewing the Country’s Preeminent Bed Bug Lawyer

Bed bugs are a menace, but there are lawyers out there joining the fight.<p>(Lead Image by Eric Grundhauser, copyright: Minerva Studio/Shutterstock.com …

Bedbug-sniffing dogs get Calgary hotels Stampede-ready

As Calgary readies itself for the Stampede, a team of canines are helping make sure the city's hotels are bedbug-free.<p>The dogs are specially trained …

Bedbug infestation hatches a small business

It’s moving week again for thousands of Montreal apartment-dwellers — and their tiny, blood-sucking stowaways.<p>Unseen and unwelcome, bedbugs will be …

Biologists Study What Kind Of Bacteria Is On New York City Subways

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A team of biologists want to know what sort of bacteria is riding on the subways with straphangers.<p>CBS2’s Christine Sloan …

Bacteria and Odour Control Bamboo Charcoal Bedding

Editor's Rating<p>4.7?<p>Discovered on 2016-06-23<p>Powered by bamboo charcoal, Ettitude is reinventing bedding that fights unwanted odour, wicks away sweat …

New species of bacteria found to cause Lyme disease

<b>BOSTON</b> — A new species of bacteria is causing Lyme disease, adding to worries that the infection will continue its relentless escalation across the …

Beware of Seagulls Carrying This Dangerous Superbug

Seagulls on two continents have been found to carry a dangerous and highly drug-resistant form of E. coli, raising the specter that these birds could …

The disgusting truth about germs on public transport

To create Melbourne's selfie, scientists and volunteers sampled seven train stations including South Yarra, Flinders Street, Southern Cross, …

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Stop Ants Before They Invade Your Home

By Jolene Hansen<p>Ants often go unnoticed outdoors until their nests and numbers start to swell. When weather extremes or a lack of food or moisture …

Insects

Highland Park mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

The Lake County Health Department reported Thursday that a batch of mosquitoes sampled June 23 in Highland Park has tested positive for West Nile virus, which marks "the first confirmed indicator of the disease's presence" in the county this year.<p>According to information released by the health …

Honeybees Have Personalities (Sort Of) - Inkfish

By Elizabeth Preston | June 30, 2016 5:29 pm<p>Honeybees may seem like nature’s perfect little automatons: organized, efficient, self-sacrificing. But …

The FDA Wants to Know if Your Hand Sanitizer Is Safe and Actually Works

America is a nation of germaphobes, if the ubiquity of alcohol-based disinfectants like Purell is any indication. But the FDA is now wondering if …

Humans are driving the evolution of new species — and it’s not a good thing | The Star

The London Underground mosquitoes were first noticed during the Second World War, when tens of thousands of people took shelter in the subway …

10 Pest Control Tips to Keep Pests Away This Summer

Image Source Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spotting a spider, cockroach, or mouse somewhere in your house.<p>Keep bugs and critters away from your home and yard this summer with these 10 best pest …

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