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Feasting Bedbugs, Mites, and Ticks - eBook
Feasting Bedbugs, Mites, and Ticks - eBook
Feasting Bedbugs, Mites, and Ticks - eBook
9781427194787 | In Stock
Ever get the icky sensation that your skin is crawling? Like tiny little bugs are scampering over your arms, your legs . . . your face? Well there really may be bugs on you—ones that are too small for you to see. Feasting Bedbugs, Mites, and Ticks examines the tiny, sometimes microscopic, insects that make their homes in our homes and on our bodies. Vibrant text and macro images put these creatures into hyper focus. A special popular culture section explains the origins of the old adage: sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite.

Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: S
Binding: Electronic book text
Series: Creepy Crawlies
Author(s): Carrie Gleason

Size: 8 ½″× 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

Dewey: 614.4
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2010

Feasting Bedbugs, Mites, and Ticks

“If the rise in bedbug infestations across the U.S. doesn’t make your skin crawl, this Creepy Crawlies title will. The informational yet easy-to-read text in double-page spreads explains the classification, anatomy, life cycles, and ideal feeding and living conditions for mites, ticks, and bedbugs as well as the differences among them (e.g., bedbugs are insects, while mites and ticks belong to the same family as spiders). Covered are their dangers and surprising helpfulness in some cases, such as mites that decompose compost piles; their infestation and removal; and their predators (unfortunately, equally pesky cockroaches, centipedes, and fire ants will feed on bedbugs). Children will be most interested in the long history, myths, and lore associated with these pests as well as the eye-catching layout, with numerous enlarged color photographs of bedbugs, mites, and ticks, some engorged beyond imagination. Appended lists of Web sites and museums, a bibliography, and a glossary conclude this equally repulsive and fascinating book. Pair it with Nicola Davies’ What’s Eating You? (2007) for more gross-out parasite facts.” —Booklist, 10/10