27 Apr '11, 12am

10 Non-Toxic Ways to Control Bed Bugs - About a year ago I wrote a very controversial blog post about bedbugs and gl...

10 Non-Toxic Ways to Control Bed Bugs - About a year ago I wrote a very controversial blog post about bedbugs and gl...

About a year ago I wrote a very controversial blog post about bedbugs and global warming . I admit I was “brainstorming” rather than basing my thoughts on real research. Well, I finally got to meet a REAL scientist who studies bedbugs (he’s an entomologist), and has researched them extensively. My theory was that CO2 in the atmosphere from global warming might be leading to the increase in bedbugs (bedbugs ARE attracted to CO2). I was wrong. Yes. I was wrong. Here is what has lead to the increase in bedbugs over the past few years: excessive use of pesticides to attempt to eradicate them! It turns out that bedbugs, like most insects, are very resilient to chemicals, and adapt quickly to become stronger and more resistant. Ongoing extensive study by Changlu Wang, PhD, extension specialist in the department of entomology at Rutgers University, has shown that employing nontox...

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care2.com 29 Apr '11, 12am

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care2.com 28 Apr '11, 11pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Apr '11, 8pm

Juan Arredondo for The New York Times A lineman installing solar panels in Totowa, N.J. As I reported in Thursday’s story ...

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onearth.org 27 Apr '11, 1pm

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9 Largest Insects on Earth - By Amanda Coggin, ...

care2.com 27 Apr '11, 11pm

By Amanda Coggin, DivineCaroline I’m a wimp when it comes to bugs. So when an exceptionally large grasshopper made its way...