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  • noun

Synonyms for chigger

small tropical flea

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

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Chiggers are only parasitic as larvae, feeding on lymph and fluids in tissues, but not blood of the host; then they drop off the host to continue development in the environment (Goldberg and Bursey, 1991, 1993).
Peromyscus pectoralis is a new host record for both chigger species.
The differential diagnosis includes infected warts or scabies but the primary lesions of these are fairly typical ofchigger fleas, therefore always consider tungiasis or chiggers in this setting.
14) In addition, bites by chiggers in Korea, unlike the Americas, usually do not elicit an "itchy" response, thus, Soldiers do not realize they have been bitten.
Along with the itching, small red welts appear in the affected area and secondary infections may follow if the chigger bites are scratched open and not kept clean.
What are chiggers and what is the best way to treat chigger bites?
The plant can also be made into a salve to relieve the itch of mosquito, tick or chigger bites.
The chigger and black fly made deep welts rise, in piraguas and balsas against the currents they poled, water casks broken, abandoned, islanded, fevers of the swamp chilled their bloated bodies, from brackish waters drank while in the bush the bushmaster waited.
The Big Dipper has started to rotate to the west after midnight, frecasting chigger and Japanese beetle time.
felis has also been described in other flea, tick, chigger, and mite species (2) and more recently, in mosquitoes, which are strongly suspected to play a role in transmission of the bacterium (3,4).
Scrub typhus or tsutsugamushi disease transmitted by chigger bite is a febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi bacteria of family Rickettsia.
He also points out that the tick and chigger burden on rodent hosts provides only a crude proxy for the risk of human infection; at this life stage, arthropods that have already found rodents to bite are no longer searching for a mammalian host.
Eutrombicula alfreddugesi is an ectoparasitic chigger mite of a large number of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals (Philips, 2000; de Carvalho et al.
Wearing it, I had no mosquito, flea, fly or chigger bites during any of the safaris.
In this new book about natural insect protection, homeowners can discover how to have a chigger free home and yard -without the use of toxic chemicals.