Insects as Pests in Homes

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Insects as Pests in Homes   Goal Develop an understanding of the types of problems insects and  related arthropods can pose in the home environment and determine  if and how to control them in these situations. Learning Objectives List at least four reasons why insects and related arthropods are  pests in houses and give examples of each.  List five main groups of urban insect pests and arthropods.  Describe the habits, signs of damage, and types of  prevention/control for each of the groups of urban insects and  arthropods named above.  Recognize urban insect pests and signs of their damage given an  image or description.  Distinguish between a termite and an ant.  Study Questions 1. What kind of environment is favorable for house dust mites and what  specifically cause allergic reactions in humans?  To feed on shed skin in the carpet and other places. They leave their 
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feces, cast skins decaying carcasses allergies. 2. What arthropods in the home environment feed on humans?  Bedbugs, lice, follicle mites. 3. How do termites digest wood?  4. What members of an ant colony would you typically see in a house?  What must you do to successfully get rid of ants in the house?  An ant colony typically consists of a queen, males, and a large  number of sterile works. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course ENT 2004 taught by Professor Jrvoshell during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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