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Boston struggles with growing bed bug infestations

Boston struggles with growing bed bug infestations: Updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 6:18 AM EST Published : Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011, 6:57 PM EST Mike Beaudet www.twitter.com/channel_mike BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A growing epidemic of bed bug infestations has left the city of Boston... more
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Jack O’Lantern

Where did the Jack O'Lantern start? Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of... more
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The Cluster Fly

The cluster fly is a pest in homes, schools, and commercial buildings. Cluster flies derive their common name from their habit of entering a home or building in the fall and gathering together in clusters, usually in the attic or upper regions of buildings. The behavior of the flies is a good... more
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Red & Gray Squirrels in Massachusetts

Both gray and red squirrels are common and abundant in Massachusetts. Gray squirrels are found everywhere, including Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. However, red squirrels are absent from both islands. Red squirrels are sometimes called "pine squirrels" or "chickarees". The gray squirrel is also... more
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Ladybug: Information on the Ladybug

Ladybugs are very cute insects. Unlike many other insects in the world, they do not make people cringe at the sight of them. Even though people like ladybugs more than other insects they can still cause problems for people and their homes. There are over 5,000 species of ladybugs and almost 400... more
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Termites 101: A Primer for Homeowners

Want to protect your house? It's as simple as following a few easy steps. By Jim Morrison Termites. Simply mentioning the word makes people cringe. Termites live in nearly every state in the union, they are very difficult to spot, and they want to eat your house. So what is a homeowner to do? First... more
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Don't Let Bedbugs Keep You From Traveling This Summer

Does all this talk about bedbugs make you hesitant to travel? The constant news coverage of the spreading infestations of bedbugs in major cities could keep you at home this summer. But you could plan your vacation wisely and steer clear of the bugs! First, decide where you would like to take a... more
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4 Nastiest Summer Bugs: How to Avoid the Creepy-Crawly Inevitable

By Amy Paturel We're not the only ones heading outside this summer. A slew of critters are buzzing about just waiting for an opportunity to sink their teeth into us. And while most bites and stings are just minor annoyances that itch like crazy and produce ugly, little welts that go away in a few... more
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Bugs Be Gone: Keeping Summer Bugs from Bugging You

By Karen Hawthorne Summertime rituals are in full swing – heading up to the cottage, hosting a backyard barbecue or enjoying a campground cookout. These popular pastimes attract insects, especially with this season’s early hot weather. Whether they’re buzzing around the picnic table or... more
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Summer Bed Bug Alert: How to Protect Yourself

By MELANIE HAIKEN If you’re worried about encountering bed bugs this summer, or — poor you — you’re already coping with them, you’re in good company. One in five Americans has had bed bugs or knows someone who has, and 80 percent are afraid of encountering them in hotels, according to a... more
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