E2M2C Chronicles

This newsletter, authored by Jerry Cates, keeps E2M2C™ program participants informed about the devices in place at their homes and businesses. It is accessible to all who are interested in the general subject of rodent control and the pure and applied research this program is conducting. Those who know someone who might benefit from this ...

E2M2C: To Assay, or Not To Assay… A Difficult Question of Great Importance

This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 June 2021, was last revised on 9 July 2021. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 23:06(01).: The E2M2C™ program has all the components needed to conduct in-depth quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiries regarding rodent biology, ecology, and ethology. Knowing that, when our clients first asked for details on precisely ...

Rational Care of Lawns & Ornamentals for Texas Homeowners

Rational Care of Lawns & Ornamentals for Texas Homeowners
This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 12 March 2019, and last revised on 28 May 2021. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 20:02(02). Keeping a home’s landscape in tip-top shape and free of pests doesn’t require herculean strength or extraordinary genius. Still, in the hot Texas summertime, doing the job consistently right can be a ...

Texas Termites: How to Keep Them Honest..

Texas Termites: How to Keep Them Honest..
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 10 February 2019, was last revised on 27 May 2021. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 20:02(01). The very word “Termite” strikes fear in the hearts of most homeowners. That natural fright is based on the well-known fact that a few termite species regularly cause serious damage to man-made structures, ...

Biological Metrics of three Commensal Rodents

This article, by Jerry Cates (initiating author) and Adette Quintana (editor and contributing biologist) was begun on 13 November 2020, first published on 14 November 2020, and last revised on 18 January 2021. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 21:11(02). North America hosts three species of commensal rodents. These are, specifically, the common house mouse (Mus musculus Linnaeus, ...

Texas Raptors & Their Prey

— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 20 February 2019, and was last revised and expanded on 23 April 2019. Copyright Bugsinthenews Vol. 18:02(01) Maternity nest of four Eastern Screech Owl (Otus asio) chicks, deep in a hole excavated by nature and animals, high in the cleft of a tree, in the ...

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 21 April 2018. © 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 was last revised and expanded on 14 April 2019. © 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 ...

Mosquitoes of Texas and the Southeastern United States

–— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 16 May 2016 and last revised on 18 February 2018. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:05(03). This article provides 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 worldwide distribution ...

Bugs, Footwear, Foot Odor, and HabitatBiotics™ CV20

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 January 2012, was last revised on 8 August 2021. © 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 ...
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