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Principal household insects of the United States (1896) (14597178119)

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Title: Principal household insects of the United States
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: United States.: Division of Entomology
Subjects: Beneficial insects--United States Insect pests--United States Household pests--United States.
Publisher: Washington : Govt. Print. Off.
Contributing Library: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries with support from LYRASIS and the Sloan Foundation



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the attracting substances, wherevei practicable, shouldalways be the first step. That it is possible to drive ants away from household supplies by theuse of repellants is asserted by a Washington lady who has been muchtroubled in the past with these pests. Her practice, which she sayshas always given complete satisfaction, consists in placing gum camphor, either free or wrapped loosely in paper, in pantry, sugar barrel,or other situation infested with ants. The odor of the camphor seemsto be very distasteful to them and they promptly leave the premises. CHAPTER VII.SOME INSECTS AFFECTING CHEESE, HAMS, FRUIT, AND VINEGAR. By L. O. Howard. THE CHEESE, HAM, AND FLOUR MITES. (Tyroglyjihus longior L. and T. siro Gerv.) Very minute, more or less colorless, eight-legged creatures swarm innumbers over and in old cheese and various stored products, such asdried meats, dried fruit, vanilla, and flour of different kinds. Thespecies may be distinguished by the illustrations. Tyroglyplius longior
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Fig. 4G.—Tyroghj2>hus longior: a, female; &, male—greatly enlarged (after Canestrini). is more rapid in its movements, larger in size, with longer and more cyl-indrical body, and longer and more numerous shining hairs sticking outon the sides. The two species are frequently found feeding in common.Both species are common to Europe and the United States, and bothhave probably been carried to all parts of the world in food supplies.100 SOME INSECTS AFFECTING CHEESE. HAMS. FRUIT. ETC. 101 Aristotle knew the cheese miles and Bpoke of them as the smallestof living creatures. Many subsequent writers have figured them andmentioned them, but the full life history was not known until L868,when Claparede determined that the genus Bypopus was composed of forms which arc steps in the development of true tyroglyphids. All through the summer months, and in warm houses during I In-winter months, these creatures breed with astonishing rapidity andfecundity. The rapidity of multiplication a

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