Fleas are one of the more common parasites found on new patents at Greenwood. This sectioin covers flea ID, life cycle, transmittable zoonoses, and treatment.
Lice are a wingless parasite with over 3,000 species. This section covers lice life cycle, differentiating between chewing lice and sucking lice, symptoms, and treatment.
Mites affect both mammals and avians and are a member of Arachnidae. This section covers their life history, symptoms, and treatment.
Another arachnid, ticks have 8 legs and 2 body parts. They can pass on many diseases. This section covers tick life history, diseases, and treatment.
Flat flies are obligate sanguinivores (blood "eaters") common on wildlife. This section covers their unique life history and treatment.
These common flies are also sanguinivores. This section covers their life history and treatment.
This quiz is 7 questions long and covers information from the fleas, lice, mites, ticks, flat flies, and carnid flies lessons.
Mites are related to arachnids and thus have 8 legs. There are many species affecting both mammals and birds equally. They do not have a larval form, but hatch into mobile nymphs. Mating occurs only once, the female is then fertile for life. She will continue to lay eggs the rest of her life. This contributes to infestation numbers growing quickly. They are species-specific parasites and cause no real threat to humans. Large infestations can cause damage and depending on the species can cause mange.
Zoonosis Risk: Low.
Mites may be able to pass on blood-bourne illness.
Mites can cause mange, or “Scabies” in people.