Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Paperback | April 18, 2009

byDaniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, Mustapha Debboun

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Here is all the information you will ever need - no matter where you are in the world - to identify, avoid, and protect yourself against all manner of blood sucking or venomous arthropods, ranging from scorpions, spiders, ants, and bees to mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, sand flies, bitingmidges, mosquitoes, and horse flies. Line drawings and representative color photographs help identify bugs accurately, and information on each bug's particular habits and habitats allows readers to minimize potentially annoying, painful, and even lethal encounters. This book is packed with helpfultips on using barriers - window-screens, bed nets, smoky coils, and proper clothing, and on choosing the right repellent for the right bug in the right place. Readers also will learn how to apply pesticides safely and effectively. Based on the best available science, this well-illustrated, crystalclear guide will be a welcome guest in any home or back yard, and an essential companion for travelers around the world.

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Here is all the information you will ever need - no matter where you are in the world - to identify, avoid, and protect yourself against all manner of blood sucking or venomous arthropods, ranging from scorpions, spiders, ants, and bees to mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, sand flies, bitingmidges, mosquitoes, and horse flies. Line drawing...

Daniel Strickman is a National Program Leader in the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Stephen P. Frances is an entomologist at the Australian Army Malaria Institute in Brisbane. Mustapha Debboun is a medical and veterinary entomologist in the U.S. Army Medical Department.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.1 × 5 × 1.1 inPublished:April 18, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019536578X

ISBN - 13:9780195365788

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgments1. What's Biting Me?2. Location, Location, Location3. When is Enough Enough?4. Stop Them at the Source5. WANTED: Dead or Dead6. Good Fences Make Good Neighbors7. Suit Up!8. Put on Something Natural9. Repellents that Work10. Formulation: The Choice is Up to You11. How Do I Know What Works?12. How Do I Know That It's Safe?13. Will It Hurt?: Toxic Stings and Bites14. Future Directions15. Putting It All TogetherGlossaryReferencesIndex