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48 min ago | Daily Star

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Emma Thickbroom, 22, had been hearing ticking in her living room wall for months but put it down to a leak. But her house in Wednesfield, West Midlands, was suddenly invaded with a swarm of the winged insects as she sat watching TV while son Cody was asleep in bed.

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Related Topix: Science, West Midlands County, England, Staffordshire County, England, Shropshire County, England, United Kingdom

4 hrs ago | Blackpool Today

Infest-ors in people from all nations

Bug bearers? Athletes arriving at their Olympic Village in east London could possibly have helped spread the bed bug aroun d the country The irritating insects, which feed on human blood and often leave bite marks, have become far more common over the last decade. But Mark Dixon, a technician at Blackpool-based Pest-force, says the problem has become even more noticeable over the course of this summer - with his firm receiving between 50 and 100 calls about bedbugs, compared to the usual two or three.

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Related Topix: Science, Bedbugs, Health

4 hrs ago | Science Daily

'Femme fatale' emerald ash borer decoy lures, kills males

An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current. "Our new decoy and electrocution process may be useful in managing what the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service claims to be the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America," said one expert.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

7 hrs ago | OhGizmo!

Radio The Size Of An Ant Developed, Doesn't Require External Energy

Oh, the jokes to be had with this. Or more like, the clichA© jokes to the tune of "what is this? A radio for ants?" Well, it is a fully functional radio that's about the size of an ant, though we don't expect the little insects from deriving any type of pleasure from it.

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11 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Boat show visitors tuck into insect treats

Pest control firm Rentokil put on a mini-bug buffet at the PSP Southampton Boat Show , challenging visitors to sample chocolate-covered crickets, barbecue-flavoured mealworms, plain roasted and curry flavoured crickets and buffalo-wing flavoured worms. But their 'Pestaurant' has already gone down a treat and staff had to restock after just the third day of the show.

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15 hrs ago | SFGate

New York horse owners advised to vaccinate animals

Horse owners across New York are being urged to vaccinate their animals against both Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. The warning from state Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball is important since parts of New York have mosquito activity into late November and the insects transmit both diseases from birds to horses.

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Related Topix: New York, Health, West Nile Virus, Science, Science / Technology

16 hrs ago | Medical News

GHIT Fund announces new grants to tackle malaria, chagas disease and dengue

Seven new grant investments for $15.3 million to tackle malaria, chagas disease and dengue, which is dramatically on the rise The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund , a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle three insect-borne diseases-malaria, dengue and Chagas disease. The announcement marks the GHIT Fund's third round of grant investments since November 2013-totaling $33.5 million-aimed at diseases that sicken and kill the world's poorest of the poor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Infectious Diseases, Science, Vaccinations

Mon Sep 15, 2014

MobyGames

New Game: Bugfeast

Thought frogs had it easy? Bugfeast is here to shatter your idyllic concept of the little green hoppers' daily lives, and show you just how tough it gets in the wild - even when all you wanna do is catch a bunch of flies. Your ASCII amphibian can hop left and right, and extend its tongue to grab the fat juicy insects.

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Related Topix: Science

Pest Control

PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2014

The Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to recognize and thank those who have led the pest management industry to new heights. This year, four industry icons - Ed Bradbury, Gene Harrington, Don Reierson, and Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. - join the ranks of 75 other PMP Hall of Fame inductees.

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Related Topix: Management, New Jersey, Science, UC Riverside

Pacific Daily News

'High alert' follows capture of brown tree snake in Rota

Department of Agriculture Wildlife Biologist Diane Vice holds a brown tree snake on Guam. Biologists and government officials in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are concerned after the discovery of one brown tree snake in Rota.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oceania, Northern Mariana Islands, World News

Christian Science Monitor

Focus on Islamic State has left Baghdad residents vulnerable to crime

While security forces in Baghdad focus on stopping the advance of Islamic State militants, residents of the capital are falling victim to an increase in opportunistic crime which is threatening the fragile bonds that have held neighborhoods together. The rising crime, violence, and sectarian tensions are driving families to leave their homes or the country if they can.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Science

CBC News

Swallow decline in Nova Scotia 'really quite scary'

Not long ago, several different species of swallows could been seen all around the province but now they are few and far between. "Swallows in particular, but among other species, I notice their population changes.

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SFGate

Divine honey harvest

A recent Sunday, 10:04 a.m.: With morning services in full swing seven floors below, two beekeepers prepare a pair of hives and 70,000 bees for the annual honey harvest on the roof of Glide Memorial Church. Congregants are soon heading up a winding staircase to watch.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Apiculture, Science, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Children apparently live unnoticed in squalor

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's "deplorable conditions massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces," a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science, Autos

Silver City Sun-News

13th annual Red Hot Children's Fiesta brings bugs to life for kids at Silver City's Penny Park

By Sky Klaus Mia Cordova, 6, touches the tortuous shell that was on display by the Albuquerque Bio Park. Mia attends school at Harrison Schmitt Elementary.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Albuquerque, NM, Silver City, NM, Science, Grant County, NM

The News-Star

Horse owners should check hay for toxic blister beetlesHorse owners...

As few as 25 beetles can be toxic to an average-sized horse, and poisoned animals can die within 72 hours. Horse owners should check hay for toxic blister beetles As few as 25 beetles can be toxic to an average-sized horse, and poisoned animals can die within 72 hours.

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Brighouse Echo

From the Undergrowth: The birds are saying farewell...

Autumn migration is in full swing and all are feeding up ready for leaving our shores with good numbers of Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Willow Warblers on the reserve and all the resident species such as Goldfinch are in good numbers, indicating a very good breeding season. August 29 turned up a Spotted Flycatcher and the 30th a Common Tern passing through.

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Statecollege.com

Kids Bug Out Over Great Insect Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center

Michael Martin Garrett/StateCollege.com // Sam Schaffner, 9, looks on in awe at a butterfly at the Great Insect Fair shortly after a different butterfly urinated on his hand - creating a "lifelong enemy" for him. He also enjoyed the scorpions and tarantulas at the fair.

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Related Topix: Science, Family, Kids, Apiculture, State College, PA

Suria

Food safety fears see farming return to...

It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. A worker is seen in a rice field at a farm that uses organic methods, in the New Territories in Hong Kong, on August 6, 2014 - by Alex Ogle But now a new wave of farmers are growing the staple again in sleepy Long Valley in the city's northern New Territories, where buzzing insects and flocking birds offer a rich contrast to the high rise blocks in the distance.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Vegetables

Sat Sep 13, 2014

State Journal

Agriculture News: Controlling weeds, armyworms top priority for farmers right now

Another tip they received was to start scouting for armyworms. These insects occasionally appear in great numbers and their feeding can affect crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kentucky State University, Owen County, KY, Owenton, KY

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