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Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Venoms from scorpions, spiders, centipedes, ants, wasps, and bees can be very poisonous, or induce serious allergic reactions. Blood sucking mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, kissing bugs, sand flies, ... More


Suit Up!

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Clothing is the last layer between the biting arthropod and the skin. Wearing long sleeves, long trousers, and a hat can provide a lot of protection. Wearing trousers tucked into boots in combination ... More


Put On Something Natural

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

People often want to use repellents that are made from natural plant materials. These botanical products provide a wide variety of protection, ranging from almost useless to highly effective. Dozens ... More


Repellents That Work

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Much research has gone into development of synthetic chemicals that are good repellents. Older active ingredients like dimethyl phthalate (DMP) and ethyl hexanediol (EH or Rutgers 612) were effective ... More


Formulation: The Choice Is Up to You

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The active ingredients in repellents make a big difference, but formulation is also important. Inert ingredients influence application characteristics, duration, and absorption. The formulation can ... More


How Do I Know What Works?

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

There are many ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a repellent and labels make many different claims. For the most part, these claims are a guide to effectiveness because actual performance will ... More


How Do I Know That It's Safe?

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Toxicology is a difficult scientific field that attempts to determine whether chemicals are harmful. There are many different ways that a chemical can cause harm, all influenced by the dosage and the ... More


Putting It All Together

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Industry, universities, and government continue to do research on better ways to solve pest problems. Speculating about a better future, we can expect to see better spatial repellents, pesticides ... More


Managing wildlife humanely with learned food aversions

Sandra E. Baker and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 2: Conflict in the countryside

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745501
eISBN:
9780191821776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745501.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Managing wildlife humanely with learned food aversions describes experiments investigating the potential of learned food aversions for managing human–wildlife conflict without culling. First the ... More


Control of invertebrate occupants of nests

I. López-Rull and C. Macías Garcia

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Avian nests are built to provide a secure, insulated environment for the developing chicks. This, inevitably, also provides a convenient habitat for their ectoparasites—bugs, mites, ticks, flies and ... More


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