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    • Bed Bugs 

      Gold, Roger E.; Howell Jr., Harry N. (2001-11-15)
      Bed bugs infest beds, bedding and furniture and feed on the blood of humans. This publication explains how to identify bed bugs, how to locate infestations and how to control these pests.
    • Bed Bugs (Spanish) 

      Howell Jr., Harry N. (2002-01-18)
      Bed bugs infest beds, bedding and furniture and feed on the blood of humans. This publication explains how to identify bed bugs, how to locate infestations and how to control these pests.
    • Boxelder Bugs 

      Brown, Wizzie (2007-07-27)
      When many boxelder bugs enter a home, they can become a nuisance and can stain walls and other surfaces with their excrement. This publication explains how to control them and keep them out of homes.
    • Carpenter Bees 

      Troxclair, Noel N.; Merchant, Michael E. (2001-09-20)
      Carpenter bees nest in wood and pith, which is the soft tissue in some plant stems. Some species nest in sound wood and can damage structures. This publication describes carpenter bees, their biology and behavior, and the ...
    • Centipedes and Millipedes 

      Brown, Wizzie (2004-09-17)
      Centipedes and millipedes are not usually considered to be destructive pests. However, centipedes will bite, and millipedes give off a repugnant odor when handled. This publication lists many ways to control these pests ...
    • Choosing and Using Insect Repellents 

      Schoessow, Courtney (2005-09-20)
      Mosquitoes and other insects can be a problem after a storm. Mosquitoes breed in flooded areas where there is standing water. This publication offers tips on using insect repellents to help protect you from biting insects.
    • Choosing and Using Insect Repellents (Spanish) 

      Schoessow, Courtney (2007-10-08)
      Mosquitoes and other insects can be a problem after a storm. Mosquitoes breed in flooded areas where there is standing water. This publication offers tips on using insect repellents to help protect you from biting insects.
    • Cockroaches...Recognition and Control 

      Gold, Roger E.; Brown, Elizabeth; Merchant, Michael E.; Engler, Kimberly (2005-09-26)
      Cockroaches rank high on the homeowner's list of insect problems. This publication helps the reader recognize the various species of cockroaches and understand their biology and behavior. It also describes various methods ...
    • Common Insect and Mite Pests of Humans 

      Brown, Elizabeth; Troxclair, Noel N. (2008-09-25)
      This publication explains how to identify and manage common insects and mites that cause problems for people in and around their homes. Discussed are lice, bedbugs, fleas, scabies mites, chiggers, and bird and rodent mites.
    • Controlling Blow Flies 

      Tomberlin, Jeffery K. (2005-10-05)
      Blow flies lay their eggs on animal remains and can spread disease. To control blow flies, it is important to remove dead animals and dispose of them properly, and to use effective insecticides when necessary.
    • Controlling Blow Flies (Spanish) 

      Tomberlin, Jeffery K. (2007-10-08)
      Blow flies lay their eggs on animal remains and can spread disease. To control blow flies, it is important to remove dead animals and dispose of them properly, and to use effective insecticides when necessary.
    • Controlling Houseflies 

      Tomberlin, Jeffery K. (2005-10-05)
      Houseflies can be a particular problem after a disaster, because they lay eggs and develop on rotting organic matter. This publication explains how to suppress housefly populations around homes and businesses.
    • Controlling Houseflies (Spanish) 

      Tomberlin, Jeffery K. (2007-10-08)
      Houseflies can be a particular problem after a disaster, because they lay eggs and develop on rotting organic matter. This publication explains how to suppress housefly populations around homes and businesses.
    • Drain Flies (Moth Flies or Filter Flies) 

      Sansone, Chris; Minzenmayer, Rick (2003-07-21)
      Drain flies can be a common problem in homes. They live and reproduce in drains and septic tank field lines. The first step in controlling these pests is identifying the source of the infestation. Then there are cleaning ...
    • Drywood Termites 

      Gold, Roger E.; Glenn, Grady J.; Howell Jr., Harry N.; Brown, Elizabeth (2005-12-05)
      Drywood termites feed on wood and damage homes and other structures throughout the southern portion of the United States. Evidence of infestation includes swarming termites inside a home and the presence of fecal pellets. ...
    • Earwigs 

      Mott, Dale; Jackman, John A. (2004-08-06)
      Earwigs are abundant throughout Texas and can be a nuisance when they invade homes or damage plants. This publication explains the biology and habits of earwigs and offers three ways to control them: sanitation, mechanical ...
    • Formosan Subterranean Termites 

      Gold, Roger E.; Glenn, Grady J.; Howell Jr., Harry N.; Keck, Molly (2005-12-05)
      Formosan subterranean termites are the most aggressive and economically important termites in the country. They attack a greater variety of materials at a faster rate than other termites. Keys to identification, management ...
    • Honey Bees In and Around Buildings 

      Sansone, Chris; Merchant, Michael E. (2005-04-25)
      Wasps are more often a problem around homes than honey bees, but bees do sometimes swarm or build nests near homes, or even in the walls of homes and other structures. This publication explains how to identify and manage ...
    • Houston, We Have a Problem: Rasberry Crazy Ants 

      Drees, Bastiaan M. (2009-03-15)
      Since first discovered in Pasadena in 2002 by pest control operator Tom Rasberry, Rasberry crazy ants have spread to 11 southeast Texas counties. Here are facts about these ants, with information for the public about what ...
    • How to Control Ants at Home 

      Merchant, Michael E. (2002-08-23)
      This publication shows how homeowners can control ants. It explains how to keep ants away from your home, find their nest sites, and take safe control measures.