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Bed Bug Infestation

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Bedbugs “Attend” Princeton University

No Place is immune from infestation Say Pest Controllers

In early October, students in a Princeton University dormitory discovered a bedbug infestation in Rockefeller College’s Holder Hall and had to be relocated while a pest control firm was called in to eliminate it. Bed bugs were first reported in Holder Hall in September.

“The infestation,” said Leonard Douglen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, “reportedly was the result of a piece of personal furniture brought into the dorm by one of the students and is a good example of how bed bugs can migrate from place to place.”

Scary Halloween Pests

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Bats, Bugs, and Rats Rank High on the List of Scary Pests Halloween Highlights Our Fears

Ghosts and goblins, witches and other scary fictional characters are favorite Halloween creatures, but pests, too, are high on the list. Homes are often decorated by featuring insect and rodent pests. Bats, spiders and their webs, share holiday honors.

What to Do About the Head Lice Plague

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What to Do About the Head Lice Plague
They Bite 10 to 12 Million

“As young people return to school one very common problem many will encounter is head lice,” says Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association. “Head lice are known to infest between ten to fifteen million people nationwide every year.”

FTC Charges Settled

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Defendants Must Have Appropriate Scientific Support for Pesticide and Drug Claims

Two marketers of unproven cedar oil-based remedies for bed bugs and head lice have agreed to enter into settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibit the allegedly deceptive claims, and require pre-approval from the Food and Drug Administration for any future treatment claims about head lice products.

USDA Offers Tips to Keep Food Safe

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USDA Offers Tips to Keep Food Safe as Severe Weather Sweeps Across Nation
WASHINGTON– June 13, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations to help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses as severe storms and tornadoes have left thousands in the Midwest without power and threaten more damage to the eastern states. Destruction and power outages caused by severe weather can compromise food storage, especially for frozen and refrigerated foods, and FSIS wants those affected to be aware of resources and measures that can keep food safe to eat longer.
Anyone with questions about the safety of their food as a result of weather damage and power outages is encouraged to call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (888-MPHotline or 888-674-6854), available in English and Spanish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT weekdays.

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