Whether you are looking to arm yourself against stinging and biting insects, or simply looking to gain knowledge by starting an insect collection, information on insects is a truly valuable resource.
From knowing how to spot carpenter ant damage in your home to growing mealworms as a source of a protein-rich diet, insects are a vital part of our ever-changing environment and play an important role in our ecosystem.
Learn the answers to questions, such as:
• How can I protect myself against mosquitoes?
• What is DEET?
• What kind of home structural damage can ants cause?
• How can I identify spiders?
• What should I know about stinging insects and allergies?
• How can I grow mealworms in small spaces?
• What are carpenter bees?
• How can I prevent cockroaches from taking over?
And much, much more!
Everyone should know how to react to insect bites and/or insect sting situations, especially if wandering around in the wilderness and you or someone you know accidentally wanders into an insect nest. Being mentally prepared with knowledge, combined with remaining calm and focused, can help save someone’s life!
Whether you are an urban dweller, a survivalist roaming the wilderness, or live in a rural setting, having a basic conceptual knowledge about insects is important. If you are stranded and in dire need of a protein-rich meal, Ultimate Survival Skills’ vast collection of insect guides offers information about identifying ants, areas where crickets are abundant, conifer dwelling insects and more.
For the insect collecting hobbyist, Ultimate Survival Skills offers unique resources, such as Collecting and Preserving Insects and Mites: Techniques & Tools, written by the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and entomology collections written by the Smithsonian Institute. This information is also useful for trapping and collecting specimens, knowledge that may prove useful in wilderness situations.
This guide will teach you all about cockroaches, including how their numbers are dramatically increasing across the U.S. Arm yourself with knowledge and understand proper control and prevention methods.
This excellent resource will teach you about proper aphid identification and includes a helpful hints and tips section about how to control this nasty insect population. Become familiar with their vicious lifestyle and learn how to break it!
Learn who to identify dangerous South African spiders, including the notorious baboon spiders. Become familiar with spider burrows, identifying characteristics and traits, and educate yourself about these dangerous insects before visiting this region.
Learn all about bagworms and bagworm control, including mechanical, biological, and chemical. You will learn how to effectively manager these pesky insects, including about their life cycle, appearance and standard habits.
This guide will teach you about bark beetles and their preference to attack certain conifers in Maryland. You will learn about the damage left in the wake of bark beetles, including how to properly control this pesky insect.
Learn about the devastating effects carpenter ants can have on wood structures and homes. This resource will explain how to identify carpenter ants including carpenter ant damage. Learn how to take out and remove colonies of ants, including future preventative measures.
This excellent resource will teach you to become familiar with pesky clover mites. Not only does this guide teach how to identify clover mites but explains their life cycles, habits, including an interesting prevention and control section.
Learn all about Mormon crickets, including widespread cricket damage. Though not as destructive as originally thought, this guide details cricket prevention techniques.
This detailed resource from The Smithsonian Institute will explain the basics and advanced principles behind entomology collections, including proper preservation techniques.
This resource will teach you not to shy away from insects as a food source, but will teach you to embrace facts about mealworms. Mealworms are extremely high in protein and are packed with valuable vitamins.
This resourceful guide will teach you the basics about proper insect collection techniques, including how to collect insects and how to preserve specimens.
Learn how to arm yourself against pesky insects. This resource will teach you to properly identify ants, including carpenter ants, which are known to cause extensive damage to wood structures and houses' foundations.
This resource will teach you about large carpenter bees, including how to properly identify them. Understand the damaging effects these stinging insects have on wood, how to prevent outbreaks, and ultimately how to control populations.
This guide will help you learn about spiders that are common to the Delaware region. While some spiders are environmentally friendly and harmless, this explains which spiders to avoid.
This guide will teach you about the two different types of Maryland ants that can cause significant damage to your home. This guide also includes how to control pesky nuisance dwelling ants that can raid your food storage and pantry.
This valuable guide will teach you the basics to arming you and your family against pesky blood-sucking insects this mosquito season. Not only are mosquitos responsible for passing disease and illness from person to person, their abundant numbers can be minimized with a few helpful tips.
This excellent, thorough resource will teach you basic and advanced principles related to collecting and preserving insects. Whether you choose to display your collection or maintain a private interest, this guide will help take your skills to the next level.
This valuable resource will teach you the basics about stinging insects, including how some people are severely allergic if stung. Know how to respond during emergency situations and always be prepared for the unexpected!