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Safeguarding Your Home Against Allergies and Asthma

Common household pests, such as cockroaches and stinging insects, can pose a significant threat to asthma and allergy sufferers.

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Scientists Develop Artificial Surfaces Insects Cannot Climb

Beetles, cockroaches, and ants will have a harder time walking on facades or air conditioners in the future – thanks to the bio-inspired, anti-adhesive surfaces.

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Tips to Keep Food Safe In the Summer

During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra precautions and practice safe food handling when preparing perishable foods such as meat, poultry, seafood and egg products.

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Insects Wings Found to Have Natural Antibiotics

Scientists have discovered that cicadas, a locust-like insect, have wings that naturally kill some bacteria on contact. This could potentially be used to keep public surfaces, like handrails, clean. The clanger cicada keeps bacteria away because of the small spikes

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Getting Rid Of Bugs, Try Eating Them??

Getting Rid Of Bugs, Try Eating Them?? Gross or great? Unexpected delicacies from around the world.

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Remove Bugs From Car

The trick to removing dried bugs from the front of your car is in your laundry room!

Wet the front of your car and have a bucket of warm water and some fabric softener dryer sheets on hand.  Wet the dryer sheet in the warm water and scrub those bugs away.

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Storing Seasonal Decor

Packing away Halloween decor?  Carefully wrap items individually and seal them properly so next 33237-sterilite-66-quart-orange-black-latch-box-set-of-4_1_375year they come back out of the box as pristine as they went in. You don’t want to find any pests have moved…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Fruit Fly Trap

Every fall, fruit flies seem to find their way into everyone’s home.  We all want to eat healthy and leave some fruit out on the counter for a quick grab and go snack.  Here is a simple fly trap from therealfarmhouse.com for the pesky little critters.

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Research Says Bed Bugs are Attracted to Dirty Laundry

According to new research published recently by University of Sheffield scientists Bed bugs are attracted to dirty laundry.

The study, led by Dr William Hentley from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, suggests that leaving worn clothes exposed in sleeping areas when traveling may facilitate the dispersal of bed bugs.

Bed bugs have recently…

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Stinging Insects Still Buzzing

Stinging insects such as yellow jackets, wasps and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. And, if that’s not bad enough, they become extra feisty in late summer and early fall when their colonies forage for food to sustain their queens during the winter months.

While the thought of encountering a bee hive on the…

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Fall is Stink Bug Season

The fall season is officially here, and with it comes the resurgence of the pesky brown marmorated stink bug. Originally from Asia, this invader is now found throughout most of the continental U.S. This is partially due to its lack of natural predators. Easily identified by their mottled brownish color and distinct shield shape, stink bugs get their…

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