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Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P Frances, and Mustapha Debboun


Venoms from scorpions, spiders, centipedes, ants, wasps, and bees can be very poisonous, or induce serious allergic reactions. Blood sucking mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, kissing bugs, sand flies, biting midges, black flies, mosquitoes, snipe flies, horse flies, tsetse flies, stable flies, and fleas cause irritation. More seriously, some of them can leave behind pathogens that cause serious diseases. This volume presents the full spectrum of methods necessary for prevention of bites and stings from the worldwide variety of bloodsucking and venomous arthropods. The first step is identification ... More

Keywords: pest, bug, bloodsucking, venomous, arthropod, pesticide, insecticide, repellent, prevention, text, military

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195365771
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Strickman, author

Stephen P Frances, author
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

Mustapha Debboun, author
US Army Medical Department