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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.

NJPMA – The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

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Do-it-Yourself Pest Control Tips

Maybe You Shouldn’t Do-it-Yourself When it comes to Pest Control?
Especially if you risk burning your home to the ground!

NJPMA – The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
By:Len Douglen | The New Jersey Pest Management Association

In June, a Woodbury, NJ homeowner managed to set his house on fire in the course of a do-it-yourself pest control effort to rid it of bed bugs. He was reportedly using a space heater, a hair dryer, and a heat gun in order to kill bed bugs in a room on the second floor.

West Essex NJ Pest News

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The Cicadas Have Emerged in West Essex NJ
Posted By: Carolyne Volpe Curley
Article Credit: http://www.thealternativepress.com/
Saturday, June 1, 2013 • 12:31pm
 
ESSEX FELLS, NJ – The emergence of the cicadas has begun in Essex Fells according to photos and video provided to West Essex TAP by Corrine Feindt-Summerville of Caldwell. Friday afternoon, as she explored the area over by The Pond, she started taking photos as she saw what definitely appears to be the expected cicadas. Although they may be alarming by their numbers, there is no cause for concern because they do not sting or bite and they aren’t known to transmit disease. If a human or animal goes near them, they will most likely fly away.

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