Public Health Entomology Teaching Collection 

Public Health Entomology, is focused upon the arthropods that negatively impact human health. Primarily the species considered detrimental to human health are those that can parasitize, bite, sting, cause allergic reactions, and/or vector disease to humans. Medical entomologists worldwide are working to combat the known impacts in order to improve public health.

Public health entomology has seen a surge in interest since 2005, due to the resurgence of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius and according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illnesses caused by insect bites have tripled from 2004 to 2016. 

Included within this kit are 21 examples of some the most significant public health species, most of which, thanks to anthropization, are found globally. Therefore, the included specimens help to illustrate the primary groups of arthropods that negatively impact human health globally. 

Specimens come preserved in alcohol in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. All specimens are sent with alcohol-proof, and typed specimen data labels. Kits are also available to be upgraded to have everything pinned, labeled, and sold in a riker-style frame to protect the specimens while being handled, but still allow their easy viewing by students. 



Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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