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Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice

By: Sydney Crawley, Patricia Alder Biting and Stinging Pests

This factsheet will review common questions and answers about head lice.

Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

By: Sydney Crawley, Matt Bertone Household Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find an infestation of these pests and how to prevent damage.

Phorid Flies

By: Sydney Crawley, Matt Bertone

Phorid flies are small flies that breed in moist, decaying organic matter and can be a problem in and around homes. This factsheet covers their identification, biology, habits, management and control.

Tips for Preventing the Spread of Bed Bugs

By: Sydney Crawley, Christopher C. Hayes Biting and Stinging Pests

This Entomology Insect Note provides tips on preventing the spread of bedbugs.

Biology and Control of Carpenter Ants

By: Sydney Crawley, Christopher C. Hayes Wood-Damaging Pests

This publication offers information on the biology of carpenter ants, how to prevent a carpenter ant problem, and how to correct an existing infestation.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

By: Michael Waldvogel, Patricia Alder, Sydney Crawley Household Pests

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in the household.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

By: Sydney Crawley Biting and Stinging Pests

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and in communities.

Tips on Selecting Pest Control Services

By: Sydney Crawley, Michael Waldvogel, Patricia Alder

Choosing a pest management professional can be overwhelming, especially when an online search provides an increasing number of options. In this publication, we will provide advice to help you select a reputable pest control company in the event that you should ever need one.

Common Pantry Pests and their Management

By: Sydney Crawley, Matt Bertone

Grain products and other foodstuffs kept in kitchen cabinets, pantries, or storage areas can arrive infested or become infested with insects and other arthropods. These food thieves are colloquially referred to as “pantry pests'' since they invade foods that are frequently stored in the pantry. Most human food products, and even pet or wild animal foods, are susceptible to damage by stored product pests. Beetles (Order: Coleoptera) and moths (Order: Lepidoptera) are the most important insect groups responsible for contamination of foodstuffs in the United States, so we will focus on these groups for this fact sheet.

Biology and Control of Human Lice

By: Sydney Crawley, Patricia Alder Biting and Stinging Pests

This Entomology Note discusses the biology and life cycle of human lice, as well as proper treatment strategies for the management of lice infestations.