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). As described in more detail elsewhere, North America hosts three species of commensal rodents. These are, specifically, the ...

Adventures in Commensal Rodent Management & Control

This article, by Adette Quintana (initiating author) and Jerry Cates (editor and principal contributor), was begun on 13 November 2020, first published on 14 November 2020, and last revised on 18 January 2021. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 21:11(01). Summary: In the process of our ongoing research in rodent biology, we often encounter cases that don’t fit ...

E2M2C™ : A Better Mousetrap

E2M2C™ : A Better Mousetrap
This article by Jerry Cates (initiating author) and Adette Quintana (editor and contributing biologist), first published on 14 November 2018, was last revised on 22 November 2020. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 20:10(03).: A Brief Review of Rat and Mouse Control Ralph Waldo Emerson (b. 25 May 1803 – d. 27 April 1882) once wrote that “If ...

The Enhanced Ecosystem Monitoring, Management and Control (E2M2C™) Program

The Enhanced Ecosystem Monitoring, Management and Control (E2M2C™) Program
— This informational article by Jerry Cates (initiating author) and Adette Quintana (editor & contributing biologist) was first published on 30 April 2019, and last revised and expanded on 16 May 2021. Copyright Bugsinthenews Vol. 18:05(01) This article began, in April of 2019, by describing the tentative improvements EntomoBiotics Inc. was introducing to better serve ...

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 ...

Removing Ecological Conditions favoring the Proliferation of Commensal Rodents & their Predators, without Endangering Raptors.

Removing Ecological Conditions favoring the Proliferation of Commensal Rodents & their Predators, without Endangering Raptors.
— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 14 May 2016, and was last revised and expanded on 11 June 2021. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:05(02.1). Controlling Commensal Rodents — with the EntomoBiotics Inc. Enhanced EcoSystem Monitoring, Management & Control System (E2M2C™) — Without Harming Raptors… The proprietary EntomoBiotics Inc. E2M2C™ device — a crucial ...

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 ...
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