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Jack DeAngelis

U.S.
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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects such as aphids and spider mites, insects that bite and sting such as ticks and wasps, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

Stephen Vantassel

U.S.
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I was a professional animal damage controller. If you are having problems with squirrels, raccoons, beavers, moles, voles, etc. damaging your property, I can help give you information to resolve that damage. I was an assistant editor for Wildlife Control Technology magazine and have published numerous articles as well as two books in this field.

Mike Mascio

U.S.
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I have been an avid gardener since 1985 and an AllExpert volunteer since 1998. I specialize in soil preparation, seed starting and plant propagation, flowers, vegetables, and general landscaping. I am a strong advocate of the square foot method of gardening and the use of organic controls for pests and diseases.

Jim Hyland

U.S.
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I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.

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2016-09-01 ID Needed:

Josh,    This is a beetle but I can't see enough detail to tell whether or not this is one that occurs indoors as a pest or one that has just entered from outside. Check around areas where food is stored

2016-08-29 what bug is this:

The enlargement is still too blurry to see much detail so the id is the same, drugstore or cigarette beetle, or a species close to this. Exact species id is probably not needed since the treatment (locate

2016-08-29 what bug is this:

Carol,    This is a beetle but the image is so small I can't see enough detail to id further. However, my guess is they are one of the beetles that infest dry foods, including dry pet foods, such as the

2016-08-28 infestation on African impatiens:

Helen,    Let me confess that I am not a plant expert. However, I think this is plant sap (mostly sugar) that has been secreted onto the leaf surface. This occurs because of hydrostatic (water) pressure

2016-08-22 please help me identify this bug:

Su,    The image on the right shows two beetles. The beetles are harmless and may have flown in from outside. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the insects of central China so I can't id further. I also

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