Excerpt from The Sunday Times: Sunday 25 Dec 2016 by Benson Ang Bedbug populations have reportedly multiplied since the 1990s, according to the website BedBug Central, which tracks their spread, and the blood-sucking critters can now be found in almost every country and region. Although the reason for their surge is unconfirmed, one contributing factor could be the rise of international travel, suggests a publication by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The parasites thrive in places with a frequent turnover of people, such as hotel rooms, airplanes an..
ST 4 September 2016, By Carolyn Khew Q Can mosquitoes be wiped out here? A Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest creatures, killing more than 700,000 people a year. But despite all efforts, it is unlikely that we will ever be able to eradicate them completely. Singapore, for one, is known for its decades of tough vector control, but the insect has nonetheless prevailed. According to entomologist Dr Hwang Wei Song of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, there are more than 3,500 mosquito species in the world. Over 100 species live in Singapore, most of which do..