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Bed bug paranoia is a natural response, giving you the energy needed to take care of the situation.

‘You don’t feel safe in your own home:’ Bed bugs’ biggest health threats are psychological, triggering flashbacks, extreme anx...

While the critters aren't physically dangerous, researchers and victims know they can cause mental health harm. For some, the effects are lasting.

Toxic caterpillars are parading into new parts of Europe, causing asthma attacks, rash, and fever in the humans who encounter their tiny hairs

Oak processionary caterpillars have more than 700,000 toxic hairs that can be carried by the wind, nestled in people's clothing, or hidden in pet fur.

Wasps are taking over Alabama with ‘super nests’ that can hold 15,000 yellow jackets

Charles Ray, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is warning residents to be on the lookout for "super nests."
As plant-based "meat" takes off, Barclays looks to bugs as a major part of the future of alternative proteins.

Eating insects will soon go mainstream as bug protein is set to explode into an $8 billion business

Eating bugs is becoming increasingly common as the global population swells and Gen Z seeks more sustainable alternatives to traditional meat.

Nearly 9 out of 10 flying insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, a new study finds

British researchers tested over 20,000 flying insects found in seven hospitals and found that almost 9 out of 10 carry potentially harmful bacteria.
41% of global insect species are at risk, a new study finds.

Last year, 40% of honey-bee colonies in the US died. But bees aren’t the only insects disappearing in unprecedented numbers.

In 2018, 40% of US honey-bee colonies perished. They're just one victim of the sixth mass extinction — 40% of the world's insects are in decline.
A skeleton of a fish lies forgotten on the dry bed of Lake Penuelas outside Santiago, Chile.

18 signs we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction

Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction due to climate change and human-driven habitat destruction.
Gourmet Grubb sells ice cream created with EntoMilk, a dairy alternative made from black soldier fly larvae.

Insect milk ice cream exists, and it apparently tastes ‘really good’

Gourmet Grubb sells ice cream made from black soldier fly larvae, and it's far from the only bug-based food product on the market.
"Kissing bugs" can be identified by their cone-shaped heads.

A parasitic illness from ‘kissing bugs’ that bite your face at night is spreading — here’s how to tell those insects apart fro...

"Kissing bugs" that bite people's faces can pass along a parasitic disease. They a lot like stink bugs, but there are a few key differences.
Insects are surprisingly nutritious.

3 surprising reasons you should add bugs to your diet

Insects are surprisingly nutritious and they're much more environmentally friendly to farm than pigs or cattle.