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Mary wrote at 2014-12-09 23:33:21
Hello, I'm from The Netherlands searching American sites because there are a lot more bugstories like ours (like the one above), and much more information. There are more and more sufferers here, but since the symptoms are not always 100% identic and clear similarities are overseen and the fact that there's really something seriously going on. Allergies, soap, bedbugs, dust, skin-diseases etc. etc. are a few diagnoses.   



That's why it's a real disappointment to find out the existance of a bug (I think a very tiny fly) that can cause it is even in America often denied. What about all these thousands of intelligent people, according to the way they tell their - same - stories, with corresponding details, symptoms and pictures?



Are you the expert that's willing to take up the challenge to help thousands of people worldwide to unravel this problematical case?

If have numerous foto's you can use - that visualize my story.



Thanks a lot,

Mary


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I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you. You may also join my group page on Facebook and post your picture at www.facebook.com/groups/antmans.hill/.

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22+ years' experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health (I was part of the R&D team that worked to develop FrontLine flea and tick products) and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.

Publications
Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener SCION Newsletter, GardenStyleSA e-Newsletter

Education/Credentials
BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)

Awards and Honors
2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.

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