They sleep in your bed all day and stroll around at night, stopping for a fix of your blood. Some probably came back with you as stowaways from your holiday. Others have been in your home much longer.
They're the worst kind of vacation souvenir — parasites that you unwittingly bring home in your luggage. Once bed bugs are in your home, getting rid of them is hard. Take it from someone with first-hand experience.
Wasps are aggressive and useless, people believe. But wasps are just as important as bees for pollinating our crops, say scientists. They're calling for a public relations campaign to overhaul wasps' bad image.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya was founded in 1970 and aims to improve the lives and health of people in tropical Africa by focusing on harmful and useful arthropods.
Surveys in Europe and North America show a dramatic decline in the number of bugs buzzing around. Although global data are missing, many researchers are convinced this environmental disaster is happening worldwide.
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