Stopping an invasion of Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Feral Cats, and a Fox, at a home in Northwest Austin… 1

Stopping an invasion of Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Feral Cats, and a Fox, at a home in Northwest Austin...
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 January 2015, was last revised on 25 September 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:01(01): —————————- Summary: The following chronicles the invasion of a northwest Austin home’s crawl space by raccoons, opossums, skunks, feral cats, a fox, and one or more rodents. It asks and answers why a well-known, reputable ...

Forensic Pest Management: Practical Urban IPM for the 21st Century

Forensic Pest Management: Practical Urban IPM for the 21st Century
This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 25 December 2014, and last revised on 18 January 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:12(02): —————————- Summary: The author describes the utilization, by EntomoBiotics Inc., of advanced pest control methods based on modern forensic equipment and techniques. He discusses the history of pest control and Integrated Pest ...

Territorial, Subsocial Spiders in Marble Falls, Texas

Territorial, Subsocial Spiders in Marble Falls, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 1 December 2014, and last revised on 23 December 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:12(01): —————————- Abstract: The author reports on a group of spiders recently observed in Marble Falls, Texas. They were found at a commercial structure, inhabiting a communal web attached to the ceiling of an exterior vestibule. Individual ...

Bad Bed Bugs in Austin, Texas: Why they’re so Hard to Exterminate… 2

Bad Bed Bugs in Austin, Texas: Why they're so Hard to Exterminate...
Killing Bed Bugs is Hard Work, both Mentally and Physically… Bed bugs are hard to exterminate because the treatment process, which begins with a thorough inspection, is more complicated than for most other insects. Every step, from start to finish, requires skills honed to a degree unmatched in any other field of pest management. Those ...

The Penny Ant (Tetramorium bicarinatum) in central Texas

The Penny Ant (Tetramorium bicarinatum) in central Texas
This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 18 August 2014, and last revised on 13 October 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:08(01) —————————- Summary: In this article the author reports on specimens of small (2.7-3.4 mm in length) stinging ants collected from two locations in Williamson County, Texas, members of the Formicidae subfamily Myrmicinae and identified as the penny ant, Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander, 1846). ...

Pesticide Exposure implicated in Autism, Developmental Delay

This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 25 June 2014, and last revised on 20 July 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:06(01) —————————- My professional work in the field of entomological research began in the early 1960’s. Between 1963 and 1967 I studied the biology of anopheline and culicine mosquitoes in southeast Asia, focusing on the means by which malaria and ...

Dealing with an Infestation of Springtails inside a Residence in North Austin, Texas

Dealing with an Infestation of Springtails inside a Residence in North Austin, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 4 May 2014, and last revised on 10 February 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:05(01) —————————- Important Note: The springtails collected at this residence in May 2014 were examined under magnification, measured, and photographed. The author was not sufficiently experienced to properly identify them to genus or ...

Forensic and Pestiferous Mites and Ticks of North America

— This developing article by Jerry Cates was first published on 28 January 2014, and revised last on 8 Febuary 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:01(02). ——————————– Travel with me as we peruse some of what is presently known about the mites and ticks of the North American continent. These are minuscule creatures, many so small that their ...

Carpet, Hide, and Skin Beetles of North America

— This developing article by Jerry Cates was first published on 23 January 2014, and revised last on 26 January 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 15:01(01). ——————————– Travel with me on a fascinating journey, through the thickets and brambles of what is presently known about the carpet, hide, and skin beetles — i.e., coleopteran insects in the Dermestidae ...

What’s Biting You? Bed bugs, bat and bird bugs, kissing bugs, dermestid beetles, fleas, ticks, mites, and spiders in Texas… 3

What's Biting You? Bed bugs, bat and bird bugs, kissing bugs, dermestid beetles, fleas, ticks, mites, and spiders in Texas...
— This developing article by Jerry Cates (with thanks to Wyatt G., Heather H., Rick L., Melinda B., Julie P., Joe & Jeanette I., et al.), was first published on 20 September 2013, and revised last on 26 October 2017. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 14:09(01). The information provided here covers some of the insects and arachnids that bite ...
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