WebMD helps you identify bugs and their bites

Adult flea

Are you ready for a summer of no-see-ums and bloodsuckers? If you feel a little unprepared, here’s something to inspire you, courtesy of WebMd.com: health education, dermatology, and nice macro photography, all rolled into an informative slideshow.

Bad Bugs Slideshow: Identifying Bugs and Their Bites

After you’re through, you may want to read this:

6 Insect Repellents Get High Marks

For you lovers of natural products, one repellent uses lemon eucalyptus oil. For the rest of you, remember: never use a repellent with more than 30% DEET.

Here’s to a happy and healthy summer!

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2 Responses

  1. Nice pictures in the slide show, but they need better quality control. #14 isn’t a fire ant – maybe a carpenter ant (Camponotus), but not Solenopsis invicta.

    • Thanks, Dave! I always appreciate quality control. Having once been an editor, I feel confident that they were dependent on a photographer’s ID. Sounds like they could use an entomologist on the payroll.

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