The Most Dangerous Organisms In North America

This article, authored by Jerry Cates, was first published on 6 April 2022, and last revised on 1 May 2022.  © Bugsinthenews Vol. 24:04(01). This article — like all the others that have been posted here — is a work in progress. It is also one of those “mind-bending,” or “mind-stretching” papers that, if properly ...

Texas Rodents

This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 January 2015, was last revised on 15 January 2022. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:01(02): The nearly 2,000 species of rodents that are presently recognized worldwide comprise about 40% of all living mammals. 68 rodent species are known to be found in Texas, and 24 of these are ...

HabitatBiotics™ LR35 — An Herb & Spice Based Cleanser for the New Millennium.

HabitatBiotics™ LR35 -- An Herb & Spice Based Cleanser for the New Millennium.
— This article, by Jerry Cates, was created on 9 January 2019, and revised last on 6 June 2022. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 18:01(01). Introducing the Herb & Spice based cleanser HabitatBiotics™ LR35, formulated, hand-made and bottled with care in our laboratory. Here are all the details on this product, including descriptions of the herbs and ...

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 research this program is conducting.  © Bugsinthenews Vol. 23:09(01): Re-published, with fresh content, on May 31, 2022. IMPORTANT ...

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 3 August 2022. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 20:02(02). Note: The information shared in this article was derived from decades of experience, and is provided as part of our focus on EcoSystem Forensics.  Keeping a home’s landscape in tip-top shape and ...

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 19 August 2022. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 20:02(01). Note: The information shared in this article was derived from decades of experience, and is provided as part of our focus on EcoSystem Forensics.  The very word “Termite” strikes fear in the hearts ...

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 ...
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