Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly infestation in the Philadelphia region is reaching its peak and an expert on the destructive insects says they're about to make a move. Emelie Swackhamer, a spotted lanternfly specialist with the Penn State Extension service in Collegeville,...
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kissing bug
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Dan Wing
April 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a bug with a bite that can lead to serious cardiac and gastrointestinal complications, or even death if the person bitten goes without treatment, has been found in Delaware. A family in Kent County...
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Yellow warning sign `beware of ticks` at a sunny clearing in the forest
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Kim Glovas
December 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new tick has turned up in the Mid-Atlantic states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. But experts are saying it's still uncertain how dangerous it could be here. The Asian longhorned tick is being called an "emerging" threat by the Centers for Disease Control...
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insectarium stolen bugs
Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
Kim Glovas
September 07, 2018 - 2:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The theft of an estimated $50,000 worth of exotic bugs from an insectarium may have some resolution soon. Dr. John Cambridge, CEO of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion in Holmesburg, says surveillance video was the key to tracking the suspects. "The...
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Crystal Lopez took the video on Wednesday while riding the 26 bus in Northeast Philadelphia after she noticed bugs starting to crawl on her arm.
Bed bugs: Crystal Lopez/Facebook; SEPTA bus: John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 06, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It took less than a day for a video to go viral of bed bugs emerging from a fabric chair on a SEPTA bus. Crystal Lopez took the video on Wednesday while riding the 26 bus in Northeast Philadelphia after she noticed bugs starting to crawl on her arm. "I was sitting...
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Photo credit: NJ Department of Agriculture
David Madden
July 22, 2018 - 10:03 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey has a new agricultural pest to worry about. The spotted laternfly has been found in parts of Warren County, far to the north of our area. Joe Zoltowski with the state Agriculture Department figures it came from Berks County, Pennsylvania where it made its...
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Xtreme Bugs
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John McDevitt
May 22, 2018 - 6:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a bug's life, and we're just living in it — at least that's how it feels in a new exhibit surrounded by nearly 20 larger-than-life critters. The Xtreme Bugs exhibit opens this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, featuring state-of-the...
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