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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/biting invisible gnats


compost wrote at 2013-03-07 13:32:57
this person has no idea, those things DO BITE! and they infest all your blongings, fur, cloth, soil, leaves any organic matter, sometimes called mushroom gnats or flies. Stick them up with hairspray for clothes, freeze things for at least 3 days to kill flies and egs, use raid or other permetherin spray, repeat twice a week, bleach hard floors and surfaces. Spray raid in loo and close lid. spray raid in cistern, they like damp and any MOLD or organic matter. Hope this helps. Put Dunkers in pot plant soil and sand on top. these things leave bite marks like body lice but they are fungas gnat babies in your clothes and bedding  ect, I wash stuff above 60 f and a bit of bleach or soak in dog flea shampoo before cool wash or freeze.

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Ed Saugstad


Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.


21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.

Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.

B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.

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