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It's likely you have had some type of run-in with wildlife—no matter where you live. This 5-page, PDF publication provides information about nuisance wildlife control professionals, things to consider when deciding  More...
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This is a fact sheet that provides information about sawtoothed grain beetles. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle.  More...
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Mosquitoes are pests that most people try to control due to their annoying biting and the risk of disease transmission. This publication outlines the development and breeding of mosquitoes and provides information on the  More...
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Information in this resource covers the characteristics and control of carpenter bees, cicada killers, and mud daubers.  More...
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Describes the habits of the two kinds of ticks commonly found in Indiana. Discusses measures that campers and hikers can take to protect themselves from ticks. Provides suggestions for outdoor and indoor tick control and  More...
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Information in this resource covers the characteristics and control of honey bees, bumble bees, paper wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets.  More...
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This resource covers the biology of Indiana ticks. Graphics on tick removal and life cycles along with tick habitats are shown in this publication.  More...
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Lady beetles or 'ladybugs' are not always considered beneficial insects, worthy of protection. With the appearance of literally thousands of annoying and smelly lady beetles, flying and crawling inside a home or  More...
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Mosquitoes are well known as annoying biting pests and vectors of disease-causing agents to humans and other animals. This publication examines mosquito biology, mosquito-borne diseases, methods of personal protection, a  More...
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This resource covers life cycle, prevention of infestation, monitoring, and control of cockroaches in multi-family housing units.  More...
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This set of digital flash cards, created in a PDF format designed for smart phones and tablets, helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insects. It contains 150 insect photographs together with t  More...

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This 2-pack of Who Let the Bugs Out? is discounted 10 percent off the retail price. This publication includes discussions about the importance of insects generally and pest insects in particular. Methods and str  More...

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This item combines two publications: How to Make An Awesome Insect Collection and Who Let The Bugs Out? Buying this combo item saves 10 percent off the retail price.

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This publication includes discussions about the importance of insects generally and pest insects in particular. Methods and strategies for employing controls are addressed along with examples of each so that students ga  More...

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This app helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insects. It contains 150 high-resolution insect photographs together with their common names, orders, and families. Use this app to hone insect id  More...
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This app helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insect pests of homes, forests, gardens, health, and agriculture. It contains 150 high-resolution, photographs of the adult and the immature stage  More...
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The common bed bug is one of the most common pests found in human dwellings all over the world, especially in multi-family housing units. Many people, especially property managers and tenants in apartment buildings (comp  More...
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The author of Flies in the Face of Fashion, Mites Make Right, and Other Bugdacious Tales is back with more ditties on the insect kingdom. Find out about Aesop's insects, Edgar Allan Poe's Gold Bug, and Ogden Nash'  More...

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If you want to get downright buggy, pick up this wonderful collection of insect talesfrom the "Bug Bowl" guru, Tom Turpin. After you're through, you'll know more about the six-legged kingdom and its occupants than any  More...

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The author uses this blog in conjunction with a class as a forum for exploring all subjects touching upon insects and arthropods. Comments are encouraged, but moderated, to encourage a thoughtful community. The author, J  More...
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This publication provides a description of grain mites. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior, food preferences and control methods for grain mites.  More...
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This publication provides a description of the Indianmeal moth. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the Indianmeal moth.  More...
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This fact sheet provides information about pirate bugs. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of these bugs.  More...
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This publication provides a description of the foreign grain beetle, an insect pest that feeds on molds. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle.  More...
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This publication provides a description of fruit flies, phorid flies, moth flies, sphaerocerid flies, fungus gnats and cheese skippers. In addition, the publication describes the biology, behavior, breeding sites and con  More...
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This publication provides a description of house flies, blow/bottle flies, soldier flies and fresh flies. In addition, the publication describes the biology, behavior, breeding sites, tips for inspection and control mech  More...
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This publication provides a description of nuisance flies such as cluster and face flies. In addition, the publication describes the biology, behavior, breeding sites, inspection tips and control methods for these flies.  More...
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This publication provides a listing of active ingredients to help you identify some of the registered products that may replace pesticides that are no longer available. Most pesticides in this list are available to homeo  More...
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This publication provides a description of red and confused flour beetles. These beetles are often confused due to their appearance and biology. This publication provides facts about the biology, behavior and food prefer  More...
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This publication provides a description of the hairy fungus beetle, a pest of grain that feeds on mold. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle.  More...
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This fact sheet provides information on the warehouse beetle. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle.  More...
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The lesser grain borer is a pest that feeds on a variety of food. This publication provides a description and discusses its biology and behavior and the types of food it feeds on.  More...
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This publication provides a description of the cigarette beetle. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences.  More...
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This resource discusses the symtoms and how West Nile Virus is transmitted. Life cycles and breading sites are shown in this publication too.  More...
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Many kinds of cereal products and other foods stored in kitchen cabinets or elsewhere in the home may become infested with insects or other organisms commonly referred to as "pantry pests". This 4-page publication lists  More...
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This publication discusses the different insects in firewood and their control and prevention. Pictures of the various insects are included.  More...
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This resource covers the cause, transmission, and biology of lyme disease. It also has a diagram on tick removal.  More...
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Lice are parasitic insects that must live, feed, and reproduce on the body of a living host. Numerous information sources discuss the lice that are parasites of humans, their public health risk, methods of personal prote  More...
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Horse and deer flies are annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, and humans. Their blood sucking habits also raise concerns about possible transmission of disease agents. You are encouraged to learn more about the  More...
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Historically, fleas have been involved in devastating epidemics of plague throughout the world. Today in the U. S., fleas primarily are annoying biting pests of pets and people. The most common species is the cat flea, C  More...
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This publication discusses the stinging insects and the medical risks associated with their venoms. Stinging insects belong to the insect order Hymenopera, the group  More...
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Bed bugs are well known as annoying biting pests, and they are increasing in importance, including in hotels and other lodging establishments in the U.S. You are encouraged to learn more about the biology of bed bugs an  More...
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Biting midges are minute to tiny flies that can be severe biting pests of humans, pests, livestock, and wildlife. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about possible involvement in the transmission of disease a  More...
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Large black bees hovering around and drilling holes into homes, out-buildings, wooden furniture and decks during May and June are carpenter bees. They resemble, and are often mistaken for bumble bees but the most apparen  More...
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A number of different solitary wasps reside in or around homes, yards, and gardens. Because of their frequent associations with humans, these insects often evoke a great deal of anxiety. However, solitary wasps very rare  More...
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Cicada killers are large, ominous looking wasps that evoke a good deal of fear among people. They look like a giant hornet or huge yellow-jacket and are somewhat aggressive.  More...
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Black flies, known also as "buffalo gnats" and "turkey gnats," are very small, robust flies that are annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, poultry, and humans. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about  More...
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This publication provides tips for reducing mosquitoes in and around homes, and for large and small ponds, natural ponds, water gardens and storm water ponds. It also includes preventative checklists for pond owners and  More...
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Information in this publication covers where and how mosquitoes develop. It provides suggestions for elimination of mosquito breeding places and control around the home.  More...
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This eleven-page publication entitled, "Pesticide Safety and Calibration Math for the Homeowner" discusses how to choose the right pesticide. Calibrations, conversions, and examples are supplied. Safety practices and  More...

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This guide addresses information all homeowners should know about using over-the-counter pesticides. Features include pesticide safety, pesticide labels, definitions of words commonly found on pesticide labels, and pesti  More...

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Provides photos and brief descriptions of various household insect pests.

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Provides photos and brief descriptions of various stinging and biting insect pests.

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This publication presents various pest prevention and control programs which can be employed in the home environment. Home, food, health, pet, wildlife, flower and vegetable garden, fruit and shade tree, and turf pest  More...

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