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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, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.


see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html


Ph.D. in Entomology

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Recent Answers from Jack DeAngelis

2017-02-16 Found in Mattress seams:

Dalia,    This is not from bed bugs but I can't see enough detail to tell what it is beyond that. Given the number you describe I'd guess some kind of seed or perhaps even pollen. Is this near a window

2017-02-03 Identify a bug:

George,    These are called seed weevils or grain weevils. They develop in grains like corn, wheat or rice so are common where these grains are stored (whole grains not flour). Since corn seed is often

2017-01-30 microscopic bugs?:

I'd be glad to look at your photos, you may need to attach just 1 or 2 at a time so pick out the best first. I don't use my e-mail for this. However, if Lyle at UF has looked at them and is unable to make

2017-01-25 bedbugs:

William,    Unlikely, but the best evidence for or against bed bugs is finding the bugs themselves or traces of them such as fecal stains. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for ways to id

2017-01-14 Bed bug???:

Zach,    I'm sorry but I can't see enough detail to be certain. I'd suggest taking a look at http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html and http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug2.html and search bedding


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