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Insects you encounter at college | News

Insects you encounter at college | News

Daniel Perry is an entomologist at Proctor and Gamble working on Zevo, a line of naturally-inspired insecticides. He talks about the various insect problems facing university students in their living spaces.  According to Washington State University, entomologists concern themselves with, “insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms.” Entomologists may serve in a variety of scientific fields including agriculture, pharmaceuticals and pest control. How did you get started with entomology? “I’ve always been interested in insects since I was a little kid. I always […]

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Falls rescue mission seeks long-term solution to bedbug problem | Local News

Falls rescue mission seeks long-term solution to bedbug problem | Local News

Representatives from the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission are opening up about a persistent problem in hopes members of the community will step forward to assist with funds needed for a more permanent solution. The problem, which is not uncommon in places like homeless shelters and hotels where people come and go often, involves bedbugs. Mission officials hired an exterminator to do a sweep of the Portage Road site on Wednesday. Without anti-microbial mattresses and pillows and specialized equipment that helps kill bedbugs found on clothing, rescue mission […]

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Royal commission exposes squalor inside Hambleton House in Melbourne’s Albert Park

Royal commission exposes squalor inside Hambleton House in Melbourne’s Albert Park

A royal commission has exposed the shocking squalor inside a Melbourne home for people with a disability including photos of bed bugs, blood-stained mattresses and dirty floors. Hambleton House, in Albert Park, was surrounded by multimillion-dollar real estate but a former resident described it as the most awful place she had ever lived. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Shock photos of squalid conditions at home for the disabled Watch the latest News on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >> The privately-owned home was put into […]

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Vigo courtroom temporarily closed for bedbug fumigation | Local News

Vigo courtroom temporarily closed for bedbug fumigation | Local News

Courtroom 5 in the Vigo County Courthouse got a rare weekday off  Tuesday, when it was closed to be fumigated for bedbugs. “We found two in there, and they were both dead,” reported Tommy Roberts, Vigo County maintenance supervisor. “But we don’t take any chances. We shut it down and sprayed.” The courtroom is expected to be operational again Wednesday. “This is nothing new,” said Vigo County Commissioner Chris Switzer. “We do it quite a bit, unfortunately. We found some in the auditor’s office a year or […]

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Wells Middle Schoolers Take a Closer Look with Microscopes

Wells Middle Schoolers Take a Closer Look with Microscopes

Squeals of delight and disgust could be heard outside of Katie Allen’s Living Environment class at Henry H. Wells Middle School this week. Seventh graders were exploring slides and specimens for the first time using microscopes and stereoscopes — and they really enjoyed the experience. “Did you see the skin cell? It was disgusting!” a student shouted with glee. “Wait, he has a bed bug?!” another called across the classroom. “I need to take a picture of that!” Before using the microscopes, Allen gave students a step-by-step […]

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