How to Avoid Getting Bed Bugs…

— This article by Jerry Cates was begun on 9 October 2017, first published on 10 November 2017,  and last revised on 10 November 2017. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 19:10(01). One of the first questions asked, by almost every person who learns they have a bed bug infestation in their home, office, or rental unit, is ...

Connecting the Dots: Causes Behind Mysterious Bites, Sensations of Bites, and Skin Disturbances 1

Connecting the Dots: Causes Behind Mysterious Bites, Sensations of Bites, and Skin Disturbances
— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 2 January 2017 and last revised on 7 August 2017. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 19:01(01). Skin Lesions from Stealth Bites, Witnessed Bites, and Non-Bites… Lots of different organisms bite humans, and much of the time their bites produce lesions on our skin. Sometimes the bites are ...

Mosquitoes of Texas and the Southeastern United States

–— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 16 May 2016 and last revised on 23 August 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:05(03). —————————- This article will provide important, valuable details about all the species of mosquitoes — found in Texas and the Southeastern United States, many if not most of which have a ...

EntomoBiotics Declares War on Mosquitoes 1

— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 14 May 2016 and last revised on 27 March 2017. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:05(02). —————————- Not Our First War on Noxious Pests… In 1986 EntomoBiotics Inc. (EntomoBiotics) declared war on the German cockroach. At the time Texas nursing homes were overrun with them, and nobody ...

Texas Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus: Now Much Worse Than First Thought…

Texas Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus: Now Much Worse Than First Thought...
— This article by Jerry and Andy Cates, first published on 27 April 2016, was last revised on 23 August 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:04(01). —————————- The Zika virus, a member of the Flaviviridae family of viruses, is mostly spread by two species of day-active mosquitoes. The virus is closely related to those that cause dengue, yellow ...

Bugs, Footwear, Foot Odor, and BioticBod™N73

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 January 2012, was last revised on 29 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(01). —————————— NOTE: This article describes the organisms that bother our feet because of the way modern humans encase them in shoes, boots and sandals. Some of those organisms cause real injury to ...

Sewerology 101: How & Why Bugs, Rats, Snakes, and other Creepy Crawlies Get Into Homes & Businesses from the Sewer

Sewerology 101: How & Why Bugs, Rats, Snakes, and other Creepy Crawlies Get Into Homes & Businesses from the Sewer
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 7 October 2015, was last revised on 31 March 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:10(01): —————————- Prepare Yourself for a Little TMI… You know all you ever wanted to know about sewers already, right? The operative word is “want” to know. Hardly anybody wants to know more about the ...

Pest Management & Air-Conditioner Maintenance

Pest Management & Air-Conditioner Maintenance
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 March 2016, was last revised on 29 December 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:03(01): —————————- NOTE: This article presents the results of on-going research. New findings are constantly uncovered as this research moves forward, and as soon as we are able to process those findings, and reach ...

A Tribute to Texas Nursing Homes

This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 November 2015, was last revised on 20 November 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:11(01): —————————- It is the Holiday Season, and nursing homes throughout Texas are once more getting ready to treat their residents to a series of special treats that will make the coming holidays the ...

The Truth about Bird Feeders 2

The Truth about Bird Feeders
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 21 February 2015, was last revised on 4 May 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:02(01): —————————- Bird feeders and other bird attractors make wonderful additions to the landscape. They summon birds to our yards, where we can enjoy their songs and bright colors, and be charmed by their ...
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