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 ...

Effects of Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate on the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae and its bacterial symbiont, Xenorhabdus nemtophila

Effects of Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate on the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae and its bacterial symbiont, Xenorhabdus nemtophila
— This article by Matt Elenniss¹ and Jerry Cates², first published on 2 January 2012, was last revised on 22 June 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:01(02). ——————————- Beneficial entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) are commonly used, today, as biological agents to exterminate pest insects and their larvae. EPN are referred to as parasitoids because they kill the insects (the ...

Entomopathogenic nematodes and Their Enterobacteria Symbionts as agents of Termite Control

Entomopathogenic nematodes and Their Enterobacteria Symbionts as agents of Termite Control
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published in August 2001, was last revised on 07 December 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 02:08. —————————- This article discusses the biology, anatomy, and behavior of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) and their bacterial symbionts, specifically as agents of subterranean termite control. Particular attention is paid to the utility of EPN for ...

Funnel-Web Spiders from Sam Houston National Forest and San Antonio, Texas 3

Funnel-Web Spiders from Sam Houston National Forest and San Antonio, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Marney M. (SHNF), and Cliff M. (San Antonio, TX), was first published in July 2009, and revised last on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 10:07. ——————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid ...

Termite Food Consumption in North America

— This article by Jerry Cates,  first published on 23 October 2001, was last revised on 6 December 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(03). ————————————- Termite Food Consumption How much do subterranean termites eat in a day? Summary: Subterranean termite daily food consumption rates vary, among six species of termites common to the United States, from 0.015mg ...

William Wordsworth: The Tables Turned (1798)

— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 October 2011, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:10(02). ——————————– The English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850), in company with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 1772 – 25 July 1834), is ...

An Invasion of Evening Bats at a Residential Home in Georgetown, Texas

An Invasion of Evening Bats at a Residential Home in Georgetown, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 10 October 2011, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:10(01). ————————————- On Thursday, 9 October 2011, Amy G. called and said: “Hey, Jerry… We have some new friends — actually a few bats — in our garage. They ...

A Buttermilk racer in Tomball, Texas

A Buttermilk racer in Tomball, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Sarah dLR, first published on 28 August 2011, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:08(04). ————————————-     On 28 August 2011, Sarah wrote: “Hi, Jerry. Could you tell me what type of snake this is?  I found it in my yard. Thanks Sarah” To ...
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