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Hiker Attacked by Rabid Raccoon

The raccoon attacked a hiker who was in a restroom at Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia on Thursday, May 10th, near the Valley Green Inn. The animal was trapped and tested positive for rabies. The victim is undergoing treatment to prevent rabies infection, the Health Dept. said. Officials are... more
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Possible Mental Effects of Bedbugs

Bedbugs can cause all sorts of problems, a really big one that can affect anyone in the house are psychological effects. Mothers, fathers and even children can suffer from anxiety and embarrassment due to bedbugs. The Psychological Effects of Bedbugs Arguably one of the worst things about having a... more
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Insects Found In Valentine's Day Flowers

Many people probably don’t know but the U.S. Homeland Security have specialized agents with Customs and Border Protection going through every shipment of flowers sent to the Port of Atlanta, looking for invasive bugs and plant diseases. Agents say some of the bugs could wipe out entire fields,... more
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The Curious Lives of Fleas

Fleas are still biting and causing considerable concern for dog and cat owners everywhere. According to research, there are more fleas during the fall and winter than during spring and summer. The reason for this is two-fold: A commonly held belief that fleas die off or are no longer active... more
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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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Home Remedies to Banish Roaches

Unfortunately, the pitter-patter of little feet isn’t necessarily a good thing, when it’s a cockroach that’s invaded your home or apartment. Taking refuge in the nooks and crannies of your kitchen and bathroom, the roach is a common household pest with nearly 4,000 species scurrying across... 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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