Bed bugs-every home owner’s nightmare

A general plot of all scary movies is that there are creatures that live with us and we cannot see them, but we can feel them. What if we told you that this happens in real life too? Before you think that we are going to tell you something far-fetched let us assure you that we are not. We are talking about bedbugs! These tiny bloodsucking creatures are more dangerous than you think. You might know them as the irritating pests that are hard to get rid of but they are capable of much more.

If a bed bug bites then usually the bites can result in a number of health effects including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Besides this, in some cases, there can be an occurrence of prominent blisters and fever. And while bed bugs inherently cannot give you diseases the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.

Given below are pieces of evidence from news articles which on reading you will realize that bedbugs can occur anywhere, even in your city.

Philadelphia ranks No. 1 on list of cities most infested by bed bugs


PhillyVoice Staff

JUNE 05, 2019

Philadelphia hadn’t been the No. 1 most bed-bug-ridden city since 2014, but it has reclaimed the top spot for 2019. The City of Brotherly Love had dropped as low as No. 10 in 2017 before climbing back to No. 2 spot in 2018. Cleveland, Ohio, held the top spot in 2018 and 2017.

Terminix reports 22% of Americans have experienced bed bug problems, and for those with children, the percentage rises to 35%.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies bed bugs as “public health pests,” and a 2014 study by Penn Medicine found they can transmit the parasite that causes Chagas disease through their bites. In 2002 they were added to the EPA’s “Lists of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance,” joining other pests and vermin, like lice, cockroaches, mice, and mosquitoes.

Bed bug survey: Los Angeles ranks 6th nationwide in infestations

By staff

Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:22AM

If you live in Los Angeles, the latest survey of cities with the worst bed-bug infestations won’t be much comfort.

The City of Angels ranks sixth in the nation among cities with the worst bed-bug problems.

Topping the list was Philadelphia, followed by New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The survey was based on the number of service calls the national pest-control firm handles at its various metropolitan branches.

And here is the list of the top 50 bedbug infested states in the US.

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The wood-boring pest

When you noticed a sprinkling of something that looked like sawdust on the floor by the door or in your wooden cupboards and cabinets and its drawers and discovered a few tiny round holes in the wood frame, your mind went to the obvious place: termites. Or maybe it could be carpenter ants?


While termites and carpenter ants are the wood pests that homeowners typically hear the most about, they’re not the only ones out there. One of the biggest dangers to the wood in the home comes from a bug you’d probably never guess: the wood-boring beetle.

A beetle?

That’s right.

Wood borers are tiny beetles whose larvae feed extensively on the wood. The wood worms make tiny pin size holes on the surface of wooden furniture or surface while emerging. Those tiny holes which you see on wood surface are actually the exit -holes where the adult wood borer has left.

These beetles are known for boring small holes in wood both in inside and outside environments. They can be difficult to detect as they bore through the inside of a wooden window and door frames, hardwood floors, and even wooden furniture.

They are also referred to as ‘Powderpost beetles’ since they reduce wood to a flour-like powder.

Recent news reported is:

Demolition of Church Street historic home raises concerns

By Sean Flynn │April 1, 2019

NEWPORT — The demolition of the historic home at 46 Church St., built in 1779, is receiving a lot of public comment on a local website, much of it negative, but the project went through a public process involving the city’s Historic District Commission, the historic preservation planner and building officials for more than two years.

Sean Napolitano, the owner of A-1 Roofing and Construction on Bliss Road, bought the property in June 2016 with the intent of restoring it under the city’s historic preservation standards and received partial demolition permits.

As work was done on the building since then, major problems kept coming up. For example, the workers discovered the beams under the first floor, as well as the sheathing of the home, was severely damaged by powderpost beetles and water infiltration.

Domestic Sea Trade Aids Wood-Boring Beetles’ Range Expansion

 ENTOMOLOGY TODAY;  January 11, 2018  

A study by entomologists in Italy found that the abundance of bark- and wood-boring beetles such as Spondylis buprestoides outside their native range but still within the same country is closely correlated with levels of trade at nearby sea ports, suggesting domestic sea transportation plays a role in insects’ intra-country range expansion. (Photo credit: Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute,

By Andrew Porterfield

Bark- and wood-boring insects rank among the top destroyers of trees and shrubs. One tactic that pest control officials have used to fend off these insects is to halt their entrance to a country at international ports. Recently, however, native species of wood-boring beetles have expanded their range within their normal biogeographic regions, leaving questions about how they got there and how to deal with the damage in their wake.

A group of Italian researchers led by entomologist Davide Rassati at the University of Padua found that two types of beetles, in the families Cerambycidae and Scolytinae, could travel within a single country thanks to stowing away on ships between ports, and they can easily travel from local forests to a port and be exported to anywhere outbound ships are traveling. Their research was published in December in the Journal of Economic Entomology.

Wood-boring beetles are difficult to control once an infestation has begun. Therefore, prevention is the best management method. Post infestation, fumigation is carried out but for fumigation to be effective, your whole house would need to be tented and infused with sulfuryl fluoride, or you would need to take the shelves to a company that has a fumigation vault.

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The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

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Combating the locusts invasion

Locusts are related to grasshoppers and the two insects look similar. However, locust behavior can be something else entirely. Locusts are sometimes solitary insects with lifestyles much like grasshoppers.

But locusts have another behavioral phase called the gregarious phase where they move with other locusts collectively and attacks on crop field.

Locusts are found on all continents except Antarctica and North America. They are most common in Africa and Asia.

Locust swarms devastate crops and cause major agricultural damage and attendant human misery – shortage and starvation. Locust outbreaks have the potential to affect the livelihoods of one in ten people on the planet.

Desert locust plagues may threaten the economic livelihood of one-tenth of the world’s humans.

Desert locusts affect 20 percent of the world’s land surface, scientists say.

Desert locusts live in barren regions that see rain only rarely. They eke out an existence alone when times are tough. When the rains come, they breed like crazy. Then things dry up, and hordes of locusts are forced to gather around diminishing patches of vegetation.

These massive swarms travel as many as 160 kilometers (100 miles) a day.

The recent invasions can give you an idea about the same:

Invasion of Locusts damages Wafra farms in Kuwait

Swarms of Locust invade Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Despite the attempts of the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to fight the swarms of locusts coming from Saudi Arabia towards the Wafra farms, it looks like the yellow locusts have won the battle and caused heavy material losses to many farms, reports Al-Qabas daily. The swarms invaded the farms about three days ago and destroyed tomatoes, cloves and other products and even attempted to invade the ‘hydroponic farms’ causing material losses that could have negative consequences on the vegetables and cattle market due to hike in prices of products.

‘Avoid using pesticides for killing locusts in Jaisalmer’

TNN | May 30, 2019 

JAIPUR: Chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan has written to the state agriculture department to avoid using pesticides for killing locusts in Jaisalmer which in turn is harming the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) which regularly feed on these insects. 

The wildlife department is also taking the help of scientists from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to find a pesticide which just targets the locusts and doesn’t harm any other animal or bird. 

The letter (a copy of which is with TOI) states that pesticides being sprayed in Jaisalmer district to kill locusts has become a threat to the GIB particularly in Ramdeora, Lokarki and nearby areas since the state bird regularly feeds on this insect thus there is a threat to the health of GIBs which consume them. 

The letter further urges that not only the use of harmful pesticides should be avoided but suitable taxa-specific biopesticides may be utilised for overcoming the locust’s problem without affecting the GIB.

Spraying with solutions of arsenic and overturning the soil can destroy the eggs but this is extremely lethal.

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