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Synonyms for chigoe

small tropical flea

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Other commonly used names include chigoe flea, sand flea, chigo, jigger, chique, nigua, pico, le bicho de pr.
The jigger flea (also called the chigoe, chigger, or sand flea) is capable of jumping up to 600 times an hour when it's looking for food.
For example household cat, cat's environment is the same house that it passes most of its time in it as asleep or awake (For example when a veterinarian advises to control chigoes environmentally, his purpose is not only to spray poison on cat but to spray in cat's house).
By early 1839, the magistrates' returns show creeping mortality figures, many as a result of infected bites from insects called chigoes or 'jiggers' (the Indians tended to tear off the plantation doctor's bandages and ointments, preferring to apply their own remedies).
Stedman wrote of "mosquitoes, patat- and scrapat-lice, chigoes, cockroaches, fire-ants, wild bees and spiders, prickly heat, ringworm, dry gripes, putrid fevers, boils, consaca (a mycosis), bloody flux (dysentery), alligators, snakes and jaguars.