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I don't know what type of bug bite I got.I have been bitten by mosquitos and spiders. This bite looks like neither & too small to b mites. What is it?

I don't know what type of bug bite I got.I have been bitten by mosquitos and spiders. This bite looks like neither & too small to b mites. What is it?

Nee A Microscope??: Sounds like it might be the South African Yellow Hugumatuba Dipping Darter Mite.But then it could also be the Red-Bellied Detrusor Stinging Sage Darter Ant. Depends on where you live,where you were exposed, part of body bitten, time of day bitten, any associated symptoms,what the surrounding skin looks like and whether you've rolled around in stinging nettles lately.In other words:more info needed ...Read more

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Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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Can bird mites live on and bite humans for a period of time? Can they jump from person to person.

Maybe: Bird mite ascariasis is more common than suspected and they will feed on humans when bird hosts are not available. They thearotically can infest other people by direct contact. They are very tiny and infestations are hard to eradicate. Bites are characteristically like 1/4 th inch target lesion. For more info see www.birdmites.org ...Read more

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What to do if I have spider mites on my venus fly trap!!!?

Treat the plant: As a medical doctor, I am not qualified to recommend a specific removal method for mites from your plants. However, getting rid of them would be good as they often damage or kill the plant they are living on. ...Read more

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Can bird mites cause diseases in humans ?

Bird Mites: No bird mites (ornithonyssus sylviarum, dermanyssus gallinae) don't normally transmit diseases to humans but can be in a real pain in the butt (& elsewhere) take care. ...Read more

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How do you treat demodex mites on humans?

Demodex mites: These are usually treated with topical antifungals. It is unclear if these mites are involved in causing skin conditions like rosacea or if they are innocent bystanders. ...Read more

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Can dogs transfer mites to humans without visible signs themselves?

No: If there are mites in humans, there are physical signs present. They do not "lie dormant" on human skin, so to speak! ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can ivermectin treat humans with bird mites?

You are asking about: A very complex & difficult problem. Please read this article: http://www.Birdmites.Org/strategies.Html. It will tell you a number of approaches to treating bird mites on humans but as for treating them on your body, you will need eradicate them in your area (a difficult process). ...Read more

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What kind of scabies mites live on pets ? And what kind lives on human ? Can a pet be infested with the human mites ?

Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more