Discover 'Wicked Bugs' at Morton Arboretum

April 23, 2011 5:50:09 AM PDT
''Wicked Bugs'' author Amy Stewart visited the ABC7 studio and talked about the role of bugs in history and nature.

Stewart considers the mosquito the most wicked bug of them all, because it carries diseases that have killed more people than all wars combined.

If you still have more questions about bugs, you can meet Stewart at the Morton Arboretum where she will talk more about how bugs can affect us.

"Wicked Bugs"
Morton Arboretum
Thursday, April 28
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $18 (discounts for Arboretum members)
Information: (630) 719-2468

    Examples of Wicked Bugs:
  • Bed bugs - Small bloodsucking bugs
  • Deer tick - Transmit Lyme disease
  • Mosquito - Inflict malaria. Studies show mosquitoes are more attracted to beer drinkers.
  • Caterpillars
  • Formosan Subterranean Termites
  • Biting Midges
  • Tarantulas