What is medical entomology?
Medical entomology is the study of
insects, and related arthropods, that impact the
health of people and our domesticated animals.
Health threats generally come in the form of venom,
delivered by sting or bite, and pathogens
(disease causing organisms) transferred by a bite.
Bees, wasps, ants, and scorpions, sting
in order to subdue prey and defend themselves.
Spiders, some mites, some true bugs, flies, fleas,
lice, mosquitoes, and ticks bite to feed. While
feeding, pathogens may be transferred to the host
The following are standard reference
books in the field of medical