I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you.
20 Years' Experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management(IPM)Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.
Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter
BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.
Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)
2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.
Insects are one of the most diverse and interesting groups of creatures on the planet. They are found everywhere except the poles and the deepest oceans.
Better public understanding of insects and the benefits of having insects around. Only 2% of all insect species are actually pests and spoil it for the rest of the insect world.
Texas is home to more native and migratory butterfly species that any other state in the U.S.!
1) During their sleep, people swallow an average of 8 spiders during their lifetime! Urban legend or truth??? 2) There are ~1 million species of insects identified on earth, but experts believe there may be as many as 30 million species of insects total.
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A female mosquito makes several clutches of eggs in her lifetime. Each clutch of eggs is produced from a full feeding of blood. If a female can't fill up at the first host, she may visit another.
Cary: I've attached a couple of links on your question. The first answers your question about the HIV virus and the second anout Hep C. HIV <a href=" http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/aids.htm">
There are two species of lice that infest humans: The head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, and the pubic louse (sometimes called the crab louse), Pthirus pubis. Both of these species lay their
John: Wolf spiders are very active at night and their eyes reflect light. I see them all the time at my home in the country south of San Antonio. I haven't noticed this phenomenon with other spiders
These are ladybug larvae out hunting for a meal. Ladybug larvae are one of the most beneficial insects out there - feeding on pest insects of plants. Adult ladybugs are also voracious predators on pest
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