Tag: biting bugs

Natural pest control: Mosquitos and fleas

These are the two most common insect pests New Englanders loathe. They both can carry bloodbourne pathogens that can be harmful and sometimes even deadly. Nasty little bloodsuckers that they are the best way is to prevent that they ever show up on your person! Natural Mosquito Repellents First of... more
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Bedbugs: Travel Tips to ward off bedbugs plus video

It seems like those blood sucking bedbugs are popping up everywhere. From hotel rooms to dressing rooms and now, news that bedbugs were discovered in a patient’s room at a Providence hospital. The issue of bedbugs is making many feel like they just want to stay home, but there are tips you can... more
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Anyone can have Bugs…even Celebrities!

Celebrities Particularly Susceptible to Bedbugs, Experts Say Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Howard Stern.... By Alexandra Hein What do these celebrities have in common aside from money, fame and paparazzi camped outside their homes and places of business? That would be bedbugs.  The blood... more
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New research finds bedbugs are carriers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The resurgence of bedbug infestations have been a nuisance at best for hotels and homeowners as scientists have always said that the tiny blood-sucking creatures didn’t carry infectious agents that could harm humans. However, new research out of Canada reported Wednesday sheds some different... more
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National Online Bed Bug Registry locates hotels with dreaded infestations

We all know the old adage: "Good night, don't let the bed bugs bite." But who would imagine that there is a growing pest problem in some of the leading hotels where beg bugs are being identified and reported? A new web site, www.bedbugregistry.com, is a useful tool to see up-to-date information... more
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Bedbug invasion in Boston

They lay in wait for you as they crawl around inside your mattress and now apparently, no one is immune no matter how much you have in your bank account. According to the Boston Herald, bedbugs are taking over throughout the city to the horror of many, especially in the Back Bay and South End where... more
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Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

May 1st, 2011 1:10 am ET “Ants” was previously on view at the New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y., presently at the National Museum of Natural History  in Washington, D.C.and will be on view now through Oct. 9. Then The hidden life of "Ants" is scheduled to open at the South Florida Museum... more
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Bicyclists…It’s Tick Season

After two weekends of enduro racing and a tough week last week that included lots of hard digging on the dirt, I am rolling into a much needed rest week with Trans-Sylvania sitting just two weeks down the road. That means it is what I like to call “tick season.” I'm so ready to rock. Tick... more
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For Boston hotels, dogs lead the charge in finding bed bugs

"A dog's keen sense of smell can detect bed bugs in all crevasses quickly while it takes an exterminator hours to perform the same inspection," says Carl Massicott, owner of Advanced K9 Detectives, in Milford, CT. As reported in the Boston Globe, in the past 5 1/2 years at least ten Boston area... more
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Tick season in Chelmsford

By Monica Jimenez / Wicked Local Chelmsford GateHouse News Service Posted May 18, 2011 @ 08:31 AM Chelmsford — April showers bring May flowers. But with flowers come weeds and with weeds come ticks – and with these eight-legged creepy-crawlies come a host of malaises that can ruin... more
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