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  • MedlinePlus: Bedbugs

  • Be careful fighting bedbugs, Florida officials say

    Be careful fighting bedbugs, Florida officials say
    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...
  • On the Spot: A bedbug-free hotel stay in New York City

    On the Spot: A bedbug-free hotel stay in New York City
    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...
  • Coping with bedbug infestations

    Coping with bedbug infestations
    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...
  • Hemingway would have loved this lodge

    Hemingway would have loved this lodge
    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,...
  • Don't let the bedbugs come home with you

    Don't let the bedbugs come home with you
    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...
  • Sacramento Valley: A haven for birds – and birders

    Sacramento Valley: A haven for birds – and birders
    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...
  • 10 family-friendly places to visit in the West

    10 family-friendly places to visit in the West
    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...
  • Resurgence of an age-old pest is driving Chicago buggy

    Resurgence of an age-old pest is driving Chicago buggy
    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. "It's horrible,...
  • A cadaver gets under her skin

    A cadaver gets under her skin
    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...
  • All-natural bedbug sprays have little bite

    All-natural bedbug sprays have little bite
    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 &#...