the Mite and Tick
Mites and Ticks are invertebrates that are closely related to spiders. Mites can grow up to 3 mm while ticks to 29 mm in length but in appearance they are similar. Mites live on land and water while ticks live on land mainly in woods and pastures. Ticks are known to suck bloods which can cause diseases. Most of the mites and ticks lay eggs but there are a few species which give birth to new born. Mites generally appear after the summer rains in good numbers.
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Mite and Ticks internet resources
Mite Image Gallery
Excellent pictures of mites.
Although ticks are commonly thought of as insects, they are actually arachnids like scorpions, spiders and
Chiggers are actually mites, cousins of spiders and ticks. They have a life cycle very much like insects, even though they are not insects.
Mites Annoying Humans
Certain mites migrate from birds, rodents, food materials, vegetable matter and house dust, either attacking or annoying humans. Some mites can be...
Ticks can live as long as 200 days without food or water.
Managing Dust Mites
Our current mite research focuses on novel methods for controlling house mites...
The scientific name of the blacklegged tick is Ixodes scapularis. Many people still know the blacklegged tick by another common name, the deer tick
Find the tools you need for tick-bite protection and disease prevention
Dust Mites in the Home
Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in your house. They measure about 1/100th of an inch in length, smaller than the period at the end of this sentence..
The black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis, formerly known as the Deer Tick, Ixodes dammini, is the main vector of Lyme disease...
Fact Sheets - Ticks
Of the 12 species of ticks known to occur in Ohio, the most frequently encountered is the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis ..
ACAROLOGY HOME PAGE
Links, information and more about ticks, mites and spiders from Ohio State University...
CDC Lyme Disease Home Page
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi that are transmitted by the bite of deer ticks..
House Dust Mites
One of the most strongly allergenic materials found indoors is house dust, often heavily contaminated with the fecal pellets and cast skins of House Dust Mites.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. The disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a species of bacteria that is spread to humans by ixodid hard ticks.
Tick Facts and Pictures
Tick Facts, information and Pictures