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  • Excerpt from Complete Guide to Traveling Bed Bug Free. During Your Stay—In the event that bed bugs are associated with the room but have gone undetected, there are some measures that you can take during the remainder of your stay to reduce the likelihood of taking the bed bugs home with you. Full excerpt
  • A Few Interview Questions by Lloyd Smigel. I have asked several lawyers the same question, "What can we ask and what questions can't we ask? What's legal and what's not?" The answer I have heard over and over again is: "Only ask questions that are pertinent to the job." Full story
  • Press Release: Truth™ Termite Bait Gets EPA Label Approval. HomeGuard Distributors, Inc. today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration of the company's new Termite Baiting System. Full story
  • Book Review: The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History. The American Plague delves into America's not-so-distant past to recount one of the greatest epidemics of our time. It tells the story of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee-one that would cost more lives than the Chicago fire, San Francisco earthquake and Johnstown flood combined-and, it is a narrative journey into Cuba and West Africa, where a handful of doctors would change medical history. Full story
  • British Truck Drivers Report Bed Bug Infestations. Professional lorry drivers in Ulster, England have been complaining of bed bug infestations in their vehicles. The drivers insist that their vehicles were infested on the P&O ferry running between Scotland and Ireland. Full story
  • Human Plague Cases in U.S. Increase in 2006. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports a total of 13 human plague cases in 2006 among residents of four states: New Mexico (seven cases), Colorado (three cases), California (two cases), and Texas (one case). This is the largest number of cases reported in a single year in the United States since 1994. Full Story
  • EPA Proposes Continued Registration of DDVP. To help get DDVP reregistered, the manufacturer, AMVAC (American Vanguard), asked EPA to remove many uses and add label restrictions to the DDVP products that will remain. Based on those changes, EPA "determined that DDVP would be eligible for reregistration" and "that risks do not exceed levels of concern, and therefore no additional risk mitigation measures are necessary at this time." Full Story
  • CDC Reports West Nile Virus Cases for 2005. The number of reported cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) was slightly higher in 2005 than in 2004, but less than 30% of the cases in 2003. As of January 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists 2,819 cases of WNV for 2005. Forty-two percent of cases exhibited symptoms of meningitis or encephalitis, and there were 105 deaths. Full Story
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