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Bed bugs now developing super resistance to pesticides, resulting in SUPER BED BUGS that just won't die

4/22/2016 - Overuse of pesticides as a measure to control bed bugs is causing the insects to rapidly evolve resistance to the chemicals used against them. Remarkably, the animals are evolving both chemical and physical methods of resistance, recent studies have shown. Bed bugs are tiny, blood-sucking insects...

'Super bed bugs' becoming widespread problem as pests develop resistance to overused insecticides

2/27/2016 - A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to confirm bed bugs' resistance to the insecticides which are designed to banish the annoying parasites. The finding suggests that insecticide overuse is responsible for the resistance, causing people to question if they're truly getting...

Which natural bedbug pesticides really work revealed in new study

2/11/2016 - Not so long ago, the idea of bedbugs contaminating middle-class homes, decent hotel or motel rooms and even cruise ship passenger cabins was far-fetched. But bedbugs have become more ubiquitous than ever before, appearing in locations that you wouldn't normally think would be infested with bedbugs. So...

'Rollie pollies' remove heavy metals from soil, stabilizing growing conditions, protecting groundwater

3/20/2015 1:36:00 AM - Turn over a brick or a board that has been lying in the yard for a while and underneath you may find a collection of pill bugs scurrying about. Also known as "rollie pollies" or woodlice, these grey-colored creatures can be found in many dark, moist environments feeding on decaying matter. What's interesting...

Insect cuisine coming soon to a store near you - Can bugs feed the world?

1/30/2015 - "Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to mind," reports National Geographic. "This information will come in handy for those of us following the latest recommendation from the United Nations: Consume more insects," the magazine...

Fast food meal remains unchanged after two years sitting on counter; bugs and fungi avoid toxic, junk food

1/23/2015 - Here's a story to file in the "gross" category. For two years, a McDonald's cheeseburger and fries, along with a Taco Bell soft shell chicken taco, have sat on display, unwrapped and uneaten. That's not the big deal. The eye-opening shocker is that 24 months later, they still look as fresh-from-the-kitchen...

Firebugs survive by harvesting nutrients from their gut flora

12/6/2014 - Genetics are not a onetime deal, handed down through birth. Fate doesn't rest on genes alone. Nature is more interconnected than that; gene expression is influenced by proteins, enzymes, and bacterial hosts. Larger organisms are directly impacted by invisible hosts, the bacteria living inside. In fact,...

Courtroom evacuated in panic after bed bugs found crawling up defendant's neck

7/29/2013 - Pandemonium broke out in a New York courtroom recently after a defendant who showed up to answer a desk-appearance ticket was observed to be covered in what witness say appeared to be bed bugs. As reported by NBC New York, people began screaming and the courtroom was evacuated after a woman sitting...

The bean plant leaf traps and kills bed bugs

6/2/2013 - Bed bugs may soon become a more manageable pest, as they may fall victim to new science that mimics bean plant leaves. Bed bugs live in beds as you might have guessed. They hide during the day and feed on the blood of humans at night. Tens of millions of dollars are spent annually in New York City...

Criminals planted electronic bugs in Barnes & Noble credit card readers; elaborate scam may have swiped thousands of cards

10/30/2012 - Advances in financial technology have become a double-edged sword in the 21st century, as it is being used more and more often against the very consumers it was developed to serve. The latest example originates from major bookseller Barnes & Noble, which warned its customers recently to check their...

Should we kill the bugs or learn how to live with them?

7/19/2012 - From Alabama to Wisconsin and every state in between, the Mosquito Squad is ready to exterminate any insect that gets in your way. According to a recent article: "Usually when I get up in the morning, the birds are all over my front and back lawns, feeding on bugs and the millions of other things...

Bedbugs found to be carrying MRSA superbugs

7/12/2011 - (Natural News) While bedbugs may be creepy and insidious, and the discovery of a home infestation can be heartbreaking, embarrassing and financially costly, these tiny insects have not yet been linked to the transmission of any form of human disease. But this assessment may soon change. New concerns...

Green gardening secrets: How to eliminate bugs and pests without using poison

5/4/2011 - As people are turning away from chemical ingredients in everything from cleaning products to beauty products, they are also turning to chemical-free foods by growing food in their own backyards. In order to keep your homegrown produce as free from harmful chemicals as possible while keeping crop-destroying...

Dutch scientists push for bugs to replace meat as food source

1/26/2011 - Arnold van Huis and his research team from Wageningen University in the Netherlands believe that insects and other bugs are more sustainable food source for humans than traditional cows and pigs are, and they want you to agree with them. At a recent seminar, Huis and his colleagues unveiled a variety...

Pesticides give rise to mutant bed bugs

1/22/2011 - Bedbugs are coming back with a vengeance, and a new study out of Ohio State University says that pesticides and insecticides are at least jointly responsible for spawning a new breed of mutant bedbugs that is genetically-resistant to the very chemicals commonly used to eradicate it.. Pesticide resistance...

Hospitals Are Breeding Grounds for Superbugs

3/23/2009 - Do you know what the two most dangerous objects in a hospital are? A doctor's necktie and a doctor's cell phone! It's true: Neckties and cell phones harbor superbugs such as MRSA. This has been proven time and time again by numerous studies you can find written up in the popular press (http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/03/06/are-hospital-mobile-phones-dialing-up-superbugs.html). On...

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