Bed bugs have been surging in the U.S. for a number of years now. How has the coronavirus pandemic affected that trend? A Resurgence in Bed Bugs Bed bugs had been almost eradicated in America in the 1940s. The recent resurgence that began around 2000 … [Read more...] about Bed Bugs and Coronavirus Lockdowns
The burn that accompanies a carpenter ant bite has led to a lot of misunderstandings. That confusion starts with the bite itself and related issues like a carpenter ant bite allergy. The good news is that carpenter ants aren't usually aggressive and tend … [Read more...] about Why Do Carpenter Ant Bites Burn?
An unidentified disease is blinding and killing birds. The first reports occurred in May, and it is baffling scientists as it spreads up the east coast and westward. … [Read more...] about Scientists Don’t Know Why a Mystery Disease Is Killing Birds
When people hear the word “tick” they often think of deer ticks and the most common health risk they transmit – Lyme disease. However, Lone Star ticks (which originally were predominantly in the southeast) have been migrating north, ranging from Maine to … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Are Bit By a Lone Star Tick?
A lot of people react negatively to bugs, especially when startled by them. For some people revulsion at the sight of insects is a full-blown phobia. What does entomophobia or fear of insects mean? Healthline defines a phobia as “overwhelming and … [Read more...] about 10 Common Bug and Insect Phobias