Month: April 2012

Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Back as Souvenirs

Written by: Robin L. Tabuchi, Research Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley. For many of us, summer vacation means spending time with family and friends, relaxing and travelling. Although I love travelling, there’s one pest I don’t look forward to sharing my vacation with; the infamous, blood-sucking bed bug! By now you’ve all heard of bed … Continued

Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about poison ivy?

Rumors are always spiraling on how to ditch the poison ivy itch. How poison ivy savvy are you? Read below and find out! Once a poison ivy plant dies, it is no longer toxic. True or False? False. We all know this irritating plant can cause a rash and persistent itch, but not after the … Continued

Control Ticks to Control Lyme Disease

Long History and High Rates Lyme disease doesn’t just occur at high rates in Connecticut – the disease was named after the Connecticut community of Lyme. Now, more than three decades since the cluster of disease sufferers in Lyme inspired the name, the disease continues affecting our state significantly. Connecticut experiences more Lyme disease cases … Continued

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