Scabies Mites

Scabies is a contagious skin infection caused by mite Sarcoptes scabiei.  Scabies Mites are very tiny microscopic parasite that burrows under the skin of their human host, causing intense allergic itching. The scabies infection in animals is caused by a different but related species of mites known as the...

Demodex Mites

Demodex mites are tiny parasitic mites that live in and near hair follicles of mammals.  There are some 65 species of Demodex mites and two of such mites live on humans. They are the Demodex folliculorum and the Demodex brevis.  These two types of mites are also known as...

Dust Mites

Dust mites or the House dust mites are cosmopolitan guests in human habitation.  Dust mites feed on organic debris such as flakes of shed human skin and they flourish in the stable environment of dwellings. Dust mites are common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms.  The gut of mite...

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are parasitic and wingless insects belonging to the cimicid family.  They feed solely on blood of humans and animals. Bed Bugs have long been known as human parasites for thousands of years. Bed Bugs invade our homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, libraries, movie theaters and nursing homes...

Fire Ants

Fire Ants are one of the 285 species of Fire Ants.  The common Fire ants are the tropical fire ants, red ants and the ginger ants. Fire ants can be distinguished from the other ants by their copper brown head and body with a darker abdomen.  A typical fire...

Ticks

Ticks are small external parasites that live on blood of mammals, birds and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are vectors of a number of diseases like Lyme disease, Q fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever and African tick fever. Some of the ticks are the American dog...