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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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Pest Control Without Poison: Removing Unwanted Bugs From Your Home

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In the average American home, there are around 100 different kinds of bugs, including insects, spiders and mites. No matter how clean your home is, you are sharing it with many different creatures, but because most of them are out of sight and completely benign, you can live happily alongside them. However, some bugs are more obtrusive, and if left unchecked, can contaminate your food, cause allergies and asthma attacks, and bite you while you’re sleeping. Some can even destroy the fabric of your home. If you identify […]

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