Bugs

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Scary-Looking Insect Invades Area, But Don’t Call Them Ticks

Those plump, round insects seem to be everywhere these days. They’re called billbugs, beetles, and weevils. But don’t call them ticks, because they’re not.

06/23/2015

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Nightmarish ‘Mayfly Blizzard’ Closes Bridge For 2 Nights, Causes Crashes

Authorities say a Pennsylvania bridge has been closed for a second straight night because of swarms of mayflies so thick that they caused accidents.

06/15/2015

Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) dance around each other in large groups on the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszafured, 150km east of Budapest. (Photo by PETER KOHALMI/AFP/Getty Images)

Swarming Mayflies Prompt Bridge Closure, Motorcycle Crashes

Authorities say a swarm of mayflies was so dense that it caused a series of motorcycle crashes and prompted them to close a Pennsylvania bridge.

06/14/2015

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Philly Port Inspectors Find New Stink Bug In Pineapples

Inspectors have found a new pest in a shipment of pineapples at a Philadelphia port.

05/29/2015

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Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive Species

A scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.

02/24/2015

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Lyme Disease On The Upswing In Western Pa.

Lyme Disease in Western Pennsylvania is booming.

10/24/2014

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Kudzu Bug About To Move Into Western Pennsylvania

Right now if you want to see a kudzu bug in Pennsylvania you have to follow John Rawlins into the bug drawers of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

10/23/2013

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Phipps Cuts Down On Pesticide Use By Turning To Bugs

A lot of people these days are worried about the health effects and risks that chemical pesticides have on the environment.

08/02/2013

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Angie’s List Tips To Battle Mosquitoes

Summer is known for many things: baseball, fireworks and unfortunately, mosquitoes.

07/18/2013

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Wax Worm Tacos, Oatmealy Bug Cookies? Yes, Says Online Bug Cook

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Danielle Martin, online cooking host of “girl Meets Bug,” about her passion for cooking and eating bugs.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/17/2013

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Students Visiting PSU Come Home With Bedbug Bites

Several people in a group of 40 chaperones and students visiting Penn State’s main campus say they came home with bedbug bites.

05/17/2013

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With Warmer Weather Comes Return Of Stink Bugs

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Apparently, no truer words have been spoken when it comes to stink bugs.

04/08/2013

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Creepy Crawlies Out Early With Warm Spring

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to local exterminator Shawn Linnan about the early Spring burst of bugs that are already invading our homes.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/11/2012