Bed bugs in the library

Bedbugs are very minute and can be hidden anywhere and since it becomes hard to detect at the early stage of infestation. They hide in the cracks and the crevices. There is the urban myth about bedbugs that they cannot occur in plastic and metal equipment and there is no design, furnishing or material that is resistant to bedbugs. Bedbugs are present on any surface that contains cracks and crevices can provide a harbor for them and making it difficult to detect.

When bedbugs invade libraries and other locations or place where people do not sleep, the nocturnal bedbugs look to feed on people rather than feeding them at the night time. Since we all know that a pair of bedbugs can multiply in a short period of time with the large infestation.

There are people entering the libraries on a daily basis where the bedbugs get the opportunities to enter the library and to eat as well as to migrate. The fact that people prefer coming to the library because of the silence and space they get for a long period of time but in the library, the reading tables provide these wingless insects significant opportunities to feed.

The bedbugs carry the greatest risk as the books are returned to the library from all sorts of residences and situations, and therefore the bedbugs can infest the building itself, moving from books to the furniture.

Let us have a look at the evidence,

SC University closes library due to bed bugs, officials say

A South Carolina university has shut down the library on campus due to a report of bed bugs.

Winthrop University closed the Dacus Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday after bed bugs were identified on several pieces of furniture, school officials said.

The university sent an email to students notifying them of the library closure and the treatment taking place.

Bed Bugs Complaint Closes Milpitas Library       

MILPITAS, CA — The library will remain closed for at least another day upon receiving a report last week from a patron about possible bed bugs in the Santa Clara County facility.

The library told its Facebook readers it ordered an inspection and received information that “localized activity” was detected. This means bed bugs were discovered.

As a precaution, the library will remain closed until the facility has been treated and the issue eliminated.

Libraries need to develop plans in advance of any infestation.

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Termirepel™ is available in the form of the liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the walls of the library or the material which has to be protected from termites

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Protecting strawberries from pest damage

Strawberries are one of the highest value per-acre crops grown in worldwide with annual yields of huge tons/ acre. As a result, management of insect pests on strawberries is crucial since even minor yield reductions resulting from insect injury can have important economic effects.

Few major strawberry pests are strawberry sap beetles, strawberry thrips, strawberry bud weevil, strawberry root weevil, etc.

Strawberry sap beetles:

Strawberries are the primary host for the strawberry sap beetle. These beetles prefer over-ripe fruit but also readily attack ripening fruit. When the strawberries begin to ripen, sap beetles are attracted into gardens.

Strawberry thrips:

Thrips are one of the devastating strawberry pests that afflict strawberry plantings and enrage gardeners. Thrips usually feed on the strawberry flowers although they may also feed on leaves and fruit. Thrips are most active in the spring, especially once surrounding weeds have dried off.

Strawberry bud weevil:

The strawberry bud weevil is probably one of the most important direct pests of strawberries in the United States. This pest has been shown to cause yield losses from 50 to 100% in some areas. Damage results when females sever the strawberry bud from the pedicel or helm or axis following oviposition, causing it to hang by part of the stem, or fall to the ground, thus, preventing fruit formation.

Strawberry root weevil:

Larvae feed on the roots of strawberry plants and can completely devour small rootlets and destroy the bark and cortex of larger roots. Injured plants often wilt because the roots can no longer provide moisture for leaves.

Australian strawberry growers express import concern

Australian strawberry producers remain concerned as the Dept of Agricultural and Water Resources (DAWR) continues a risk assessment for the importation of Japanese strawberries into Australia.

DAWR received a formal market access request from Japan for strawberries, which is Australia’s northern neighbours highest priority horticultural new market access request.

However, according to Kate Sutherland of Tasmania’s Burlington Berries, who are partnered with the UK’s Hugh Lowe Farms, there remains heightened concern on the potential for major pests such as spotted wing drosophila to enter Australia.

“From our experiences in the United Kingdom, the threat of spotted wing drosophila is very real to Australia,” Kate Sutherland told Fresh Plaza.

“It spread across the United States and Canada within months from 2009/10 and has now spread into Eastern Canada as well.”

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In such a way the insects can be repelled and the damage caused by them can be prevented without killing them.

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Protecting your plants from mealybugs

If you see velvety-looking white globule on your plants, you probably have an infestation of mealybugs. Mealybugs usually look like a white cottony substance that can be found on the plant stem, at the base of leaves or right in the middle of your plant.

Like many pests, mealybugs tend to favor new growth. Mealybugs suck sap from plant phloem, causing the leaves to yellow and eventually drop from the plant and they excrete sticky honeydew and wax, which reduces plant and fruit quality.

While papayas are its preferred host, the insect also affects a wide range of crops, including cassava, beans, coffee, pepper, melon, guava, tomato, eggplant, cotton, and jatropha, according to the IITA, implying that it could cause massive losses to economies if not controlled on time.

News reported is as follows:

Arunachal: Mealy bug attack hits tea farmers hard in Siang valley

A mosquito-like insect Helopeltis (Helopeltis theivora) commonly known as ‘mealy bug’ has created havoc in gardens along Assam-Arunachal boundary areas

By Prafulla Kaman │November 24, 2018

Tea planters in Siang Valley including East Siang, Lower Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and bordering Jonai (Assam),

who are already bracing for low production owing to lack of rainfall during summer season this year, have now been hit by mosquito bug menace.

A mosquito-like insect Helopeltis (Helopeltis theivora) commonly known as ‘mealy bug’ has created havoc in gardens along Assam-Arunachal boundary areas since October this year. Tea planters fear that if the pest attack is not controlled, it will severely affect the quantity and quality of production of the region.

“We have suffered lost of about 20 percent of the average annual production in tea leaf business this year due to pest infestation. The tender leaves of tea bushes are more prone to attacks from Helopeltis. We sprayed tea board recommended pesticides to control the bug attack but the situation goes unabated”, rued Nyodek Yonggam, a successful tea planter of Oyan village in East Siang district.

Helopeltis feed on the tender leaves and young buds of tea plants and it sucks mostly in the morning. The infested parts initially become brown and ultimately turned black and dry. According to scientists, a matured Helopeltis may create 100 sucking per day.

Mealybugs and leafroll virus in vineyards

Scout now to determine presence or absence of leafroll virus and its vector, mealybugs.

August 27, 2014 – Author: Rufus Isaacs, and Keith Mason, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology, and Annemiek Schilder, MSU Extension, Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences

Mealybugs feeding on a grape trunk, exposed after stripping off some bark. This photo shows mealybugs in different stages of development, and note the sticky honeydew droplets excreted by these insects.

This 2014 summer, Michigan State University Extension staff have detected infestations of mealybugs in some southwest Michigan vineyards. Mealybugs are small, oval insects with a fuzzy, white covering, and they tend to occur in protected areas of the vine, especially under the loose bark. Some mealybugs can cause damage from their feeding and contamination of clusters, but others transmit viruses, making them much more of a concern.

And the worst part about the mealybug infestation is? Mealybugs are very difficult to manage with insecticides. Mealybugs are quick to develop resistance to synthetic pesticides. Various insecticidal soaps and sprays have proven failed against the mealybugs. So what can be done to protect your plants?

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Getting rid of stink bugs

Stink bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they produce when they are threatened. It is thought that this odor helps protect the bugs against predators. Some species can actually spray the chemical several inches.

More than 200 kinds of this pest are native to North America and feed on plants, fruits, and crops, making them a threat to farms and gardens.

This pest seeks out comfort – especially warmth – and knows when winter is coming. This can pose an enormous problem for homeowners when they seek shelter indoors from the cold.

Because they attack plants in swarms, they can do extensive damage quickly. In 2010, the stink bug epidemic caused over $37 million in damages to mid-Atlantic farmers. Their favorite crops tend to be grapes, soybeans, apples, peaches, peppers, and tomatoes.

Their presence is causing a huge loss in the trade business. Recent news reported is:

Stink bug discovery affects imports, trade deficit

By Rebecca Howard │December 20, 2018

New Zealand’s trade deficit narrowed in November as a stink bug discovery reduced imports, while exports rose sharply.

The November deficit was a seasonally adjusted $402 million versus a deficit of $707 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said. The annual deficit was $5.4 billion, also in line with expectations.

November imports eased 0.6 per cent on the year to $5.8 billion with the largest fall being in passenger motor car imports, down 35 per cent due to a delay in final unloading of one cargo ship in November.

Putnam: Stink bugs likely to ‘get a lot worse,’ expert says

Judy Putnam, Lansing State Journal | January 11, 2019

But the bad news is they’re not going away, and they continue to be a threat to fruit trees and other crops. Farmers are fighting them with traps, lures and insecticides. 

Brown marmorated stink bugs were first spotted in Michigan in 2010, meaning “we’ve just started,” Russell said.”There’s a good chance they’re going to get a lot worse.”

The MSU Invasive Species Network used to ask people in mid-Michigan to report sightings. That’s ended because they are pervasive across the Lower Peninsula.

In agricultural sector, farmers use insecticide-treated netting or predatory insects to control stink bug population. Homeowners try their best to keep the bugs away from getting inside in the first place but even when they do, they apply an insecticide as a perimeter treatment or even try some home remedies.

But how effective are these?

Isn’t there any better and permanent solution to the nuisance caused by them?

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TermirepelTM works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Masterbatch is to be incorporated with polymers while processing them and can be used for producing agricultural film, pipes, wires and cables, polymeric parts for agricultural utilities, polymer sprinklers. The wires and cables used for household appliances can also be incorporated with the masterbatch.

The liquid concentrate is to be mixed with paints in a proper ratio and can be applied to interior and exterior of houses, offices, areas of mass transits etc. Also, the concrete walls around the farms can be painted in the same way.

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Tarnished Plant bugs damaging strawberries

The strawberries are known as the queen of fruit in Asia. It is packed with Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, potassium, antioxidants and is cholesterol free, they are low in calories.

Strawberries also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids which make them bright. They have been used in the medical context throughout history to help with the digestive system, whiten teeth and skin rashes or irritations.

There are different pests that infest and damage strawberry plants, out of which the tarnished plant bugs are the most attracted bugs towards strawberries, they are also known as lygus bugs.

Strawberries continuously bloom and produce fruit during the entire season and require more attention. Some strawberry growers say that rather than farming, growing strawberries is more like gardening.

Tarnished plant bug infestation produces distorted or cat faced fruit, this damage is caused due to feeding by nymphs as fruit develop. Nymphs puncture individual seeds and inject a growing strawberry seed with a toxin since at the point of injection the strawberry will stop developing as this will result in deformed strawberries.

Deformed strawberries don’t resemble like a normal strawberry they look different and they are also known as button or nubbins berries. Unlike the normal one, the deformed strawberries can contain scars, broken skin, while some are with mold or decay or those that are either undeveloped or too ripe. The damaged seeds are brown on the outer side and hollow on the inside.

Let us have a look at evidence,

Vacuuming up one tough bug

Different crops can be attacked by different pests, but the quarter-inch-long critter known as the lygus bug has a broad appetite. More than 200 plants may be hosts for lygus, causing damage to many California crops.

Lygus bugs, also known as western tarnish bugs, damage strawberry fruit by puncturing individual seeds; in turn, this stops development of the berry in the area surrounding the feeding site. The result is an irregularly shaped berry, also known as “cat-faced,” for the resulting damage can look like a feline face.

Pesticides have detrimental effects on human health; with young children among the particularly vulnerable, low levels of pesticide exposure can affect young children’s neurological and behavioral development. Pesticides can cause deadly diseases like asthma, autism and learning disabilities, birth defects and reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and several types of cancer. Get rid of them naturally without using pesticides by using our safe methods.

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The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and can be applied topically on the applications.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a topical application and can be applied to keep the pest at a distance from the plants.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that pests are kept away from the target application.

The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the plants from other pest attacks.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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