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 ...

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 ...
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