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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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8%) Karp-like samples, which were most similar to the MZ01 strain obtained from chiggers from Taiwan.
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.
The bright art work captures the eye and draws young people in to the poems about fire ants, chiggers, cockroaches, ticks, and more.
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.
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).
Insect Shield products also repel mosquitoes, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-urns) through 70 launderings.
Aside from a bad case of chiggers, nights spent shivering in the north or sweating in the south, and long stretches of sleepless driving, this road trip has been the most amazing thing I have done in my life.
Its cornstarch formula leaves skin feeling smooth and dry and repels gnats, mosquitoes, chiggers, biting flies, fleas and ticks from treated skin.
We also got chiggers, those tiny, nasty red bugs that itch like crazy, worse than poison ivy.
two chiggers (Euschoengastia fronteriza and Euschoengastia criceticola) and one sucking louse (Hoplopleura hesperomydis) and six helminths: one nematode (Carolinensts tuffi), two trematodes (Scaphiostomum Pancreaticum and Zonorchis Komareki), two cestodes (Catenotaenia dendritica and a larval cewtode, Strobilocercus sp.
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.
The woods are full of chiggers and mites and ticks.
Mosquitoes at least were not any worse than chiggers and sunburn.
Diazinon is used to control outdoor pests such as fleas, fire ants, cockroaches, chiggers and spiders.