Tag: “public health”

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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The Top 5 Insects to Watch Out for this Summer

By Kelly Hanly Late spring and throughout the summer months is the prime time for pests to thrive. Pests are either coming out from their eggs or returning from hibernation. Here are the top 5 insects to watch out for in the summertime: Mosquitoes: Everyone hates the itch you keep scratching once... more
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The War on Bedbugs Starts Now: The 2nd National Bed Bug Summit

A summit to fight the epidemic of Cimex lectularius convenes today in Washington DC as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a half dozen other federal agencies try to address the "consumer concern about the rising incidence of bed bugs in the United States." The 2011 National Bedbug... more
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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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