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Author Strickman, Daniel.

Title Prevention of bug bites, stings, and disease / Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, Mustapha Debboun ; with illustrations by Rachel Strickman
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. What's Biting Me?; 2. Location, Location, Location; 3. When Is Enough Enough?; 4. Stop Them at the Source; 5. WANTED: Dead or Dead; 6. Good Fences Make Good Neighbors; 7. Suit Up!; 8. Put on Something Natural; 9. Repellents That Work; 10. Formulation: The Choice Is Up to You; 11. How Do I Know What Works?; 12. How Do I Know That It's Safe?; 13. Will It Hurt? Toxic Stings and Bites; 14. Future Directions; 15. Putting It All Together; Glossary; References; Index
Summary 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, 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Notes English
Subject Arthropoda.
Bites and stings.
Arthropod Vectors.
Bites and Stings.
Chemical Actions and Uses
Chemicals and Drugs
Delivery of Health Care.
Disease Transmission, Infectious.
Disease Vectors.
Environment and Public Health
Insect Bites and Stings -- prevention & control.
Insect Bites and Stings.
Insect Repellents -- therapeutic use.
Insect Repellents.
Insecticides -- therapeutic use.
Public Health.
Specialty Uses of Chemicals
Substance-Related Disorders.
Toxic Actions
Bites and stings.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Invertebrates & Protozoa.
Form Electronic book
Author Debboun, Mustapha.
Frances, Stephen P.
ISBN 0199710902