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Cecilia Dapaah is one of the bold, dynamic leaders this country needs – Okudzeto Ablakwa

Cecilia Dapaah is one of the bold, dynamic leaders this country needs – Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu has extolled the Sanitation Minister-designate Cecilia Daapah for her enormous contribution to Ghana under her leadership as the former Minister for Aviation. Describing her as one of the dynamic and bold leaders in the country, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa indicated that her admirable leadership skills brought Ghanaian travellers the best services they deserved amidst some customer service challenges with British Airways. Her charismatic leadership skills, he said, is what the country needs in resolving situations of this nature. “I am very […]

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Pandemic Adds Roach Infestations To Its List of Living Nightmares

Pandemic Adds Roach Infestations To Its List of Living Nightmares

Most people have a place where they keep their masks handy. A nightstand. A glove compartment in a car. For Luke Pyenson, it’s a plastic hook stuck on the wall by his front door. But last week, as he went to grab his mask to accept a delivery, he spotted a big cockroach snuggling right where his mouth and nose would have gone. “I was going to say I gasped, but my girlfriend wanted it to be on record that I did scream,” said Pyenson who lives […]

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

In these troubled times, many of us are having difficulty sleeping and are storing up large sleep debts of insomnia, says Dr Miriam Stoppard. What are the symptoms? Insomnia takes many forms. You lie awake at night, wake up several times during the night, find it hard to go to sleep, wake up early and can’t go back to sleep, still feel tired after waking up, find it hard to nap, find it difficult to concentrate during the day, and feel tired and irritable too. What causes […]

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Bedbug calls may be down during COVID-19, but just wait

Bedbug calls may be down during COVID-19, but just wait

Though bedbugs aren’t spreading as rapidly as they did before COVID-19 restrictions were imposed, infestations remain a grim reality for many Toronto residents. Toronto Public Health (TPH) and pest control companies have noticed fewer bedbug sighting calls in the past year as people leave their homes less frequently during the pandemic, slowing the spread of insect across the city. The tiny, bloodthirsty pests are hitchhikers, jumping from one person’s clothes and belongings to the next. But “when we have these lockdowns and people are just staying at […]

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Alachua company training dogs to detect COVID-19

Alachua company training dogs to detect COVID-19

ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB) – Frontline workers may soon be joined by four-legged co-workers. Pepe Dogs, also known as J & K Canine Academy Inc. in Alachua, currently has four dogs in training to detect COVID-19. “We always look at the opportunity that we have with dogs when something like this happens … and this pandemic has affected so many people, so many of my clients, and so many of the families around us that we felt there were something we could possibly do with the dogs,” said […]

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Curiosity Corner: Some world travelers make for unwanted guests | Curiosity Corners

Curiosity Corner: Some world travelers make for unwanted guests | Curiosity Corners

Back to the bedbugs. Last week, we learned about their characteristics, but why have they become so prevalent? No one knows for sure, but it is suspected that it has to do with the ban on the insecticide DDT, which all but eradicated bedbugs in the United States. DDT was banned in 1972 after it was linked to the dramatic decline in eagle and condor populations. First introduced in the 1930s, DDT had a lingering effect on surfaces where it was used and continued to kill bugs […]

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BEDBUG Control Service Market Key Trends And Opportunity Areas |Ecolab, Rollins, Rentokil Initial, Service Master Global Holdings, Massey Services, etc

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“ BEDBUG Control Service Market Report Coverage: Key Growth Factors & Challenges, Segmentation & Regional Outlook, Top Industry Trends & Opportunities, Competition Analysis, COVID-19 Impact Analysis & Projected Recovery, and Market Sizing & Forecast. A detailed report on Global BEDBUG Control Service market providing a complete information on the current market situation and offering robust insights about the potential size, volume, and dynamics of the market during the forecast period, 2021-2027. The research study offers complete analysis of critical aspects of the global BEDBUG Control Service market, […]

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An ounce of precaution prevents a pound of resistance

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It’s vital that pest management professionals educate themselves to stay a step ahead of bed bug behavior. PHOTO: JASONONDREICKA/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES QUESTION: Dear Judy, I feel like I’m pretty successful with my residential bed bug treatments. But how worried do I need to be about pesticide resistance? How do I know whether I’m dealing with resistance?—WORRIED IN WALLA WALLA, WASH. ANSWER: Dear W4, You probably don’t need to be “worried,” but you do need to be aware that bed bug resistance is out there. […]

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