Tag: infectious

How Dangerous Are Bat Droppings?

Bat droppings are a bad thing to have around, because they are a source of diseases that will affect other animals, pets, and people. At the same time, because bat droppings have such mineral and vitamin content, it makes the perfect stuff to fertilize your garden with ... Except, you might not... more
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Common ticks in Massachusetts

Identification There are two species of ticks common in Massachusetts: the deer tick (I. scapularis) and the dog tick. An adult deer tick is substantially smaller than the more common dog tick, however size is not always a useful indicator since an engorged tick can be several times the size... more
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New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects

Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health and veterinary sectors. Catherine A. Hill, associate professor of entomology in the College of... more
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Spring in February

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So the weather was beautiful yesterday and looks to be about the same today so don’t be surprised if you happen to see signs of spring insects soon. No, it’s not spring yet, and yes we still have about 6 more weeks or so of winter according to Punxsutawney Phil, but 6 weeks can fly by. So start... 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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Bedbugs Have Been Around For Thousands Of Years And Aren’t Going Anywhere!

Haven’t heard too much on the bedbug front lately have we… but let’s not forget, those disgusting little bugs chomping away are still out there. They have been around for thousands of years and I imagine they will be for thousands more. Bedbugs are a parasitic insect that prefer to feed on... 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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Genetically Mutated Mosquitoes Fighting Dengue Fever

By Reg Gale Scientists, attempting to halt Dengue fever, for the first time released mosquitoes into the wild that had been genetically modified to pass on deadly DNA that kills their offspring. About 19,000 lab-altered insects were released into 25 acres on Grand Cayman Island in 2009, according... 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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