All-natural bedbug sprays have little bite

Products such as Rest Easy and Bed Bug Bully claim to be highly effective at controlling the insects, but researchers say there aren’t yet any consumer products proven to keep bedbugs away. By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times October 25, 2010 Bedbugs combine all of the bloodsucking annoyance of mosquitoes with the survival instinct of cockroaches. No …

Get Into Nature: Crane flies mimic giant mosquitoes

Every summer about this time, I get calls and letters from readers terrified of “giant mosquitoes” they find under a porch light, or in the house trapped by window screens. But they are not mosquitoes. They are crane flies, and they commonly visit illuminated porches. The adults are easy to recognize — they really do look like giant mosquitoes. But …