Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. All it took was a few baby chicks and a carpeted floor, and soon, Jane Ishka, a San Francisco Bay Area homesteader, literally felt her skin crawling. She—and her house, her car, and all of her belongings—had been infested by the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Driven from her home and bed by the biting and itching, Jane used her scientific background to figure out what was wrong, and most importantly, how to fix it.
Jane Ishka is a biotechnology professional living in Berkeley, California. Her work is typically read by FDA reviewers, who have approved everything from prostate cancer assays to an implantable glucose monitor based on her regulatory filings. She plays the steel drum and is a collage artist. Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA