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Insects

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Bug Expert Dispels Myths About Ticks & Mosquitoes

You hear about the dangers of ticks often in the spring and summer but what you think is that blood sucking creature on you might be something completely different.

Entomologist Bill Todaro joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss the difference between ticks and “billbugs” as well as dispel some other common insect misconceptions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/07/2014

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Bat Disease Epidemic Could Lead To Increase In Insects

A disease affecting the bat population could lead to an increase in mosquitoes this summer.

06/18/2014

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Everyone Chirping About Cricket Prank, But School Says It’s No Joke

Several students were involved in what appears to be a senior prank at Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville.

05/22/2014

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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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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

bedbug

Experts Offer Advice On Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs

The spread of bedbugs continues to make headlines across the country. “Three years ago, we would have four calls a year (about bedbugs). Now we’re getting 40 calls a day,” said Thomas Scott from Orkin’s […]

KDKA-TV–11/03/2010