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Synonyms for chigger

small tropical flea

larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

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Furthermore, studies suggest that chiggers can carry the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease (10, 11).
Efficiency of Leptotrombidium chiggers (Acari: Trombiculidae) at transmitting Orientia tsutsugamushi to laboratory mice.
Areas too cold for fire ants haven't had this problem, but some of them do continue to have heavy loads of ticks and chiggers.
promise to ward off ticks, mosquitoes, flies, chiggers, and gnats for an entire day.
Oh, and during the summer months, ticks and chiggers are a concern.
My kids were young, rambunctious fellows with never a worry about poison ivy, ticks, chiggers, snakes or mosquitos (all of which are still here, why didn't they go away?
Nobody's freezing, leaky waders are no biggy, and the only threats are chiggers and snakes.
120-a456) incorrectly stated, "Striped field mice from plowed fields carried many more chiggers and ticks than mice from unplowed fields.
Because I am constantly at risk from attacking flies, chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes both here and in the tropics, I'm perennially looking for reliable protection.
Chi-Chien Kuo of the University of California trapped rodents in fallow and ploughed fields in Hualien county, and examined their parasite loads specifically the numbers of ticks and chiggers (larval mites) they carried.
com)-- Chiggers Production along with Indiview Media has recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their short film, The Everyday Adventure of Lane and Russell.
The bright art work captures the eye and draws young people in to the poems about fire ants, chiggers, cockroaches, ticks, and more.
A Chiggers are little tiny larvae of a kind of mite that lives in tall grass and weeds.
While DEET has protected people for decades from loathsome mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers, it hasn't been clear how it does its stuff.
In addition to ticks, Insect Shield apparel products are said to repel mosquitoes, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-urns) through 70 launderings, www.