Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Danger of Ticks

BIDMC emergency medicine physician, Dr. Jonathon Edlow, author of "Bull’s Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease," discusses what everyone should know about ticks and Lyme disease.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Black Widow Spider Bites: Should I Worry? - Pest Prescriptions

Black widow spider bites are less common and more severe than other spider bites. Dr. Parada explains the symptoms in detail.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Meet the Dust Mites, Tiny Roommates That Feast On Your Skin | Deep Look

You may think that you've got the house to yourself, but chances are you have about 100 different types of animals living with you. Many of them are harmless, but a few can be dangerous in ways you wouldn't expect. New research explores exactly whom you share your home with and how they got there.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Here's Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard To Get Rid Of

"Bed bugs don't carry diseases, but that doesn't mean they're not a public health pest," Dr. Jim Fredericks of the National Pest Management Association tells us.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

How Do You Remove a Bee Stinger? - Pest Prescriptions

Dr. Parada explains proper bee sting treatment and how to remove a bee stinger. Those who are allergic should seek medical attention.

Monday, April 12, 2021

See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet | National Geographic

A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Ask the Pest Professor: Stink Bugs

Do stink bugs actually smell bad? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist with the National Pest Management Association, has the answer.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Here’s How That Annoying Fly Dodges Your Swatter | Deep Look

A fly has a pair of tiny, dumbbell-shaped limbs called halteres that were once a second pair of wings. They wield them to make razor-sharp turns and land out of reach on your ceiling. But don't despair – there *is* a trick to smacking these infuriating insects.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Ask the Pest Professor About Bed Bug Signs

How do I know if I have bed bugs? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), shares some advice.