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 ...

Bed Bugs in Texas

Bed Bugs in Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 August 2013, was last revised on 23 September 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 14:08(01). —————————————– The Early History of Bed Bugs Unlike the case for most other organisms, whose scientific names were assigned by the scientists who first described them, the label for the common bed bug (Cimex ...

Vegetarian Jumping Spiders in Blanco, Texas?

Vegetarian Jumping Spiders in Blanco, Texas?
— This article by Jerry Cates and Katie Baker, first published on 1 December 2012, was last revised on 16 January 2018. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:12(01).   Katie wrote me on 26 November 2012: Hello, Jerry: I found this spider the other day in Blanco, Texas. It looks like a type of jumping spider. However, I ...

Longhorn Crazy Ants in Victoria, Texas

Longhorn Crazy Ants in Victoria, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates and Ramon Alaniz, first published on 22 November 2012, was last revised on 23 November 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:11(04). —————————————– One of my clients in the city of Victoria, Texas, reported seeing tiny black “sugar ants” in certain locations several months in a row, yet not a single ant was ...

Acrobat Ants in South Austin, Texas

Acrobat Ants in South Austin, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates and Mitch Page, first published on 18 November 2012, was last revised on 12 November 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:11(02). ———————————– On 12 October 2012 the maintenance director of a medical facility located near the southern tip of Austin, Texas, called to say that a moderately sized ant, with a ...

Pharaoh Ants Rebound in Round Rock, Texas

Pharaoh Ants Rebound in Round Rock, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, Kavin Bizzell, Sylvia Tejeda, et al., first published on 4 November 2012, was revised last on 22 November 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:11(01) ———————————- As mentioned in an earlier article (published on 27 June 2011) on little black ants, there once was a time when, in Texas, the pharaoh ant ...

Formosan Termites Swarm in Dripping Springs and Wimberley, Texas

Formosan Termites Swarm in Dripping Springs and Wimberley, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, with thanks — for his contribution of specimens — to John Henry Bartose, was first published on 22 September 2012, and revised last on 18 November 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:09(02). —————————————– —————————————– On 17 September 2012, upon arriving at a commercial building in downtown Dripping Springs, Texas [the nature of ...

Tawny (a.k.a. Rasberry) Crazy Ants in West Houston, Texas

Tawny (a.k.a. Rasberry) Crazy Ants in West Houston, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, with contributions of specimens from Thang Dang, et al., first published on 11 September 2012, was last revised on ber 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:09(01). —————————————– First came an invasion of Odorous House Ants… In late August 2012 I was called to a medical facility in the western portion of the ...

Red-spotted Antmimic Spiders 29

Red-spotted Antmimic Spiders
This article by Jerry Cates, Dawn-Marie Hightower, Staci B., and Ashley A., first published on 3 August 2012, was last revised on 13 August 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:08(02). —————————————– Over the past thirteen years or so, usually during the busiest time of the summer, I’ve received a smattering of photos from BugsInTheNews viewers depicting a ...

Listeria in California Onions

This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 30 July 2012, was last revised on 9 August 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:07(01). —————————————– On 18 July Gills Onions LLC, a multi-generational family-run onion processing firm founded in 1983 in Oxnard, California, issued a voluntary recall of the onions shipped between July 2-4 due to the possibility ...
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