| Oct 12, 2010
| 11:37 AM
| Nov 9, 2010
| 4:15 PM
People and their pets have been hurt when they misused pesticides and chemical bombs trying to combat pesky bedbugs that are making a comeback in the nation's hotels, institutions and bedrooms, Florida officials said Tuesday.
"People get desperate when...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Question: We are planning a trip to New York City next summer. Is there a list of bedbug-free hotels? How can we protect ourselves?
S. Penza, Camarillo
Answer: Bedbugs have become such an issue that several websites have sprung up to help travelers...
| Oct 15, 2010
There's just no denying it any more. Itchy, gross bedbugs are back in the United States, and their rapid spread has many thinking an epidemic is well underway. Residents of New York, Chicago, the Midwest, Alaska and elsewhere are currently coping with...
| Jul 2, 2011
Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, the natural beauty of the Torstenson lodge and surrounding wildlife can easily lure you in — or draw you out, as the case may be.
Rockford tool magnate and avid conservationist Robert Torstenson died in 2002,...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 3:43 PM
The less a frequent traveler thinks about hotel rooms, probably the better. But let's indulge for a moment.
All the comings and goings mean hotel rooms are prime candidates to host the tiny creature that has been getting plenty of press lately: the...
| Oct 3, 2010
It was like a lottery-winning moment for birders. I looked up through the windshield, and there it was: brown and striped, gliding toward a tangle of reeds a few feet from our car — an American bittern.
Bitterns are common at Gray Lodge Wildlife...
| Oct 10, 2010
Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old:
Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 8:31 PM
Dana Strong lies awake every night wondering if bedbugs are crawling up her bed and onto her sheets. She scratches imaginary bites and tosses and turns on her new mattress, which has a plastic cover to keep out the bloodsucking parasites.
| Apr 25, 2011
We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels.
Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
| Oct 25, 2010
Bedbugs combine all of the bloodsucking annoyance of mosquitoes with the survival instinct of cockroaches. No bigger than apple seeds, the adult bugs hide in ingenious places — inside electrical outlets, behind baseboards, deep in carpet fibers ...