"The authors have gone beyond a simple guide to insect repellents with this new text. Across the 15 chapters, the important biting (and stinging) arthropods are identified, and the strategies to avoid their bites, stings and the disease causing pathogens they may carry are discussed. Equally appealing to the scientist and 'entomophobe', this book draws on an astonishing amount of information from the scientific literature but presents it in a relatively straightforward, and occasionally humorous, manner that will not be off-putting to the layperson."Australian Journal of Entomology
Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Diseaseby Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, Mustapha Debboun
Here is all the information you will ever needno matter where you are in the worldto 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, biting midges, mosquitoes, and horse flies. Line drawings and representative
Here is all the information you will ever needno matter where you are in the worldto 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, biting midges, 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 helpful tips on using barrierswindow-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, crystal clear guide will be a welcome guest in any home or back yard, and an essential companion for travelers around the world.
- Oxford University Press
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- 5.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Meet the Author
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.
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