Urban and Public Health
Urban entomology is the study of insects and mites that affect people and their property, pests that damage structures, infest food or clothing, or those pests that are simply a nuisance to homeowners. This page contains information on household pests like cockroaches, food and fiber pests, ants, nuisance pests like stink bugs and lady beetles, wood damaging pests and medical or public health, stinging and biting insects.
Asian lady beetles and aphids
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and is transmitted by ticks.
West Nile encephalitis is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.
Infectious Disease Information: Insect and Arthropod-Related Diseases
Provides education to all pesticide applicators and users in Pennsylvania about pest management alternatives, including the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides.
This tri-folded brochure covers Disease Transmission, Distribution, Tick Biology, and Lyme Disease Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention.